Questions tagged [professional]

Professionals are individuals who make a living off of their trade, including professional photographers.

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How can I make extra money with photography?

I have photos in Getty Images, in Shutterstock, Imagekind and I recently added some to RedBubble, but I'm not having the expected results. Does anyone have some history of success selling photographs ...
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What is the best way for a hobbyist to start generating income from photos?

What is the best way for me to look into the feasibility of selling my shots (hopefully including some sort of feedback on my technique) and examples of places where I can have someone manage the ...
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What is the distinction between a professional and amateur photographer?

I describe myself as an amateur photographer to other photographers and avoid using qualifiers like "pro" or "amateur" when talking to clients, but after reading a number of articles in Rangefinder ...
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How much do I charge for the first time wedding photo shoot?

I am an amateur photographer as far as event photography is concerned. I have done private event shoots only for my family and friends (weddings on two occasions and few new born and other small ...
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What makes a camera “professional” vs. amateur/hobbyist?

I will be attending a music festival (Lollapalooza) this weekend, and according to the site's FAQ page, attendees are not allowed to bring in "professional" recording equipment. From the site: ...
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Why is giving clients RAW files such a sensitive matter among photographers?

I've been trying to understand why handing out the RAW files to clients is a sensitive issue among professional photographers. I've often heard explanations that compares the RAW files to film ...
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Does the number of shots differ dramatically between an amateur and a pro?

Recently I went on a trip and took around 400 shots and I thought they are all great, and unfortunately most of them went into trash and approximately 30 pictures considered as a top-notch shots. The ...
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Is an entry-level DSLR good enough for portrait photography?

I'm looking into starting a small at home portrait photography business mostly as a hobby for now, and I'm wondering if the camera I have now (Nikon D3000) is good enough for portrait photography. I'...
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Is gear investment worth it for the freelance photographer? [closed]

I noticed that freelance photographers while spending very different amounts for their gears, all tended to charge to same price for their work. The “professional” gear expenses goes from under $500 ...
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How do I choose a professional photographer for my wedding or newborn?

I recently got married, and new what I wanted in a photography. Cost was a big concern, so I spent some time on Craigslist reviewing the websites of the various "pros" that posted there. Most were ...
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Why do some professional cameras have dual memory card slots?

I have noticed that some cameras such as the Nikon D300s, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, or Pentax 645D have dual memory card slots. What is the purpose of having multiple memory card slots and why would you ...
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Who is the (contemporary) photographer using an old bellows camera?

I have read about a photographer (possibly working for/collaborating with the National Geographic society) who was using (not uniquely, of course) an old style bellows camera for his shoots. He went ...
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What makes a client choose a professional photographer?

As a wedding and family / portrait photographer, how can I make myself a more attractive offering to people who are considering purchasing my services? What do you look for in a photographer? ...
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How important is a backup camera body?

I've read that a professional photographer should have at least two camera bodies, with one serving as a backup. How important is it to have a backup camera body? Consider both amateur and ...
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What is considered a professional grade Macro lens?

Macro (or Micro for Nikon) lenses come in different focal lengths, however looking through the current list of canon Macro Nikon Micro lenses they mostly have the same f2.8 apeture. (apart from the ...
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Difference between D&G shoot vs Other professional shoot

NOTE: I can't post more than 2 links since I don't have at least 10 reputation hence some links need to be copied and pasted. I asked a photographer to do a fashion shoot for some garments and I ...