how to become freelance photographer for beginners

Add title how to become freelance photographer for beginners HI, I AM kunal today I told you how do I get started with photography what equipment do I need how do I edit what editing system is it worth it to get this I’m going to answer all those questions right now I have made so many lists and I’m also going to be making how to start like a freelancing career in art but today we are going to do how to get into photography and where to start and how to go from there I’ll be giving you tips and tricks that I use in my photos so hopefully you will get somewhere with this but we’re going to get right into it because it’s going to take a damn long time so the first thing is what is your motive you have to ask yourself before starting anything before getting any equipment before getting any editing stuff for shooting what is your motive for wanting to start photography and this is an important one to ask yourself because if your intention for photography is to only use it for likes and retweets on Instagram and Twitter and reblogs on tumblr that is an empty motive don’t do photography for that reason because the reason you want to do photography is to sorry this sounds like so pretentious like embrace art and just like be creative and it just makes me really sad when all people do is like care about legs or just numbers like who cares have to ask yourself what the motive is and if the reason that you want to do photography is you want to do it for yourself um then we can continue now you have your mode down now we need equipment this is a huge part of photography and the biggest thing I’m gonna say is before you buy anything before you buy anything please do your research not just like the research from this video do your own research read reviews and look at example photos from all the cameras I wrote down here save money for better quality equipment instead of buying a lot of cheap stuff it’s better to have one really great lens that cost a lot of money as opposed to five mini lenses that are like really really shitty just know that photography can really get expensive depending on how much you ten intend to pursue it it can get pretty expensive just so you know I’m really only going to be talking about Canon and Nikon cameras I know that Sony has cameras and stuff but I’m particularly owned and have only owned Canon cameras so all of the Nikon lenses and cameras that I’m going to be mentioning my boyfriend recommends and he is a Nikon person and he knows a lot about nikons and a lot about cameras so trust just what I’m saying so obviously DSLRs are a big thing in the photography world and if you want to have like nice crisp sharp images and you want control over how your images are going to look you’re going to want a DSLR so there are differences between full-frame cameras and crop sensor cameras and you’re going to want to do your research on that I’m not going to go into technical detail but a few Canon DSLRs that I recommend for beginners are the t3i t4i t5i I currently have the t4 I’ve had it since it came out just really great for a beginner because it’s a lot cheaper and um if you’re also a youtuber you’re into video the t4 eyes and like the TI series it’s nice because it has video as well for a Nikon what my boyfriend recommended was D 3200 the D 3300 the D 5300 the D 5400 and the D 5500 so what you want to do when you have a camera and even before you like invest in buying camera is you want to become familiar with the settings and you’re going to want to learn your camera inside out on manual setting you’re going to want to learn how to use the shutter speed and aperture ISO white balance all those things are absolutely essential don’t shoot on auto I hate I absolutely hate when people buy fancy ass and they only use it on because what’s the point like your cameras doing everything you’re not going to get the best results you want unless you’re doing it all manual yourself I’m not going to go into details about what shutter speed is what aperture is what ISO is do your own research on that because otherwise this video would take 400 million years and if you don’t want to use your DSLR you can always use your phone if you want I know a lot of people use iPhone 6 iPhone 6 has like good camera quality but if you are going to use a phone instead of like a DSLR or fancy camera you just have to pay extra attention because it’s on your phone and there’s not like a lot you can do I don’t know like I said manual on a DSLR is like the best quality you’re going to get lenses and this is probably the most like detailed thing I would say it depends what you want to get into I personally importunate photographers so I will tell you the lenses that I use and why I use them so when you’re looking online for Canon lenses you’re going to see EF or e F – s and what that means is EF is full frame for a full frame camera and EFS is for a crop sensor and if you’re looking for Nikon lenses DX is cropped and FX is full like DX is for cropped sensor cameras and then FX is for full frame camera so you don’t want any full-frame camera lenses unless you have a full-frame camera so I only use two lenses for my camera not only because lenses are so expensive but just because it’s really all I need sorry I keep labeling this so I mainly for the first two years of my photography experience I’ve only used a 50 millimeter lens with aperture of what is it 8 1.8 and then I recently bought a pancake lens which is the 24 millimeter 2.8 and there are advantages and disadvantages of using the 50 millimeter and the 24 millimeter a pro would be that it looks extremely like cinematic and like I’m currently using a 24 millimeter it’s nice and wide and aperture gets down to 2.8 so that means the depth of field is very nice and that’s what you want for portraiture you don’t want like an f-stop of five point six I’ll get into that a really big deal with 50 millimeter 24 millimeter is that it’s a fixed focal length lens so that means you can’t zoom in and out usually when this is a problem is when you have this fixed focal length and sometimes you can’t get further back from your subject so you’re kind of stuck in the situation where you can’t zoom so you kind of just have to work with what you have but as a big tip that I’d get for you is don’t use the kit lenses that go with your camera like if you buy of camera body and lens it’s going to come with an eighteen fifty five millimeter lens and don’t use that kind of like anything it’s not good for anything I promise you that aperture only gets down to five point six and that doesn’t do anything for depth of field and if you’re trying to take portraits with it your portraits are gonna look hella boring I’m telling you right now so now on to extra things that you don’t need but I mean they’re good to have tripods are good for stabilizing you know your camera usually if you want to do like long exposures it’s especially nice if you are doing self-portraits I personally don’t have a nice tripod I have a $25.00 I bought off of Amazon and it’s like anything that holds my camera on cool hwhip and you’re gonna want memory cards I suggest 32 gigabyte or 64 gigabyte if you can I would get 64 gigabyte because photos files just get very large especially if you’re shooting raw which I’ll get into that and why you need to shoot RAW but it just takes up so much space and it’s better to have more space than to run out like mid shoe and then a camera remote I actually use my camera remote a lot because like I said the good thing about having a tripod is you can take pictures of yourself and there’s a timer setting on your camera so you can just set it and turn on the remote and you click from far away and you can do that without pressing the shutter okay so now you have all your camera equipment down but what about editing of course so for editing you’re definitely going to want external hard drive I’d say at the beginning you don’t have to have an external hard drive because I mean sometimes external hard drives can be very expensive so I’d understand if it’s late not and everyone’s budget but I think eventually you’re going to want one I have one because I keep my Lightroom catalog on it because it’s constantly growing also yeah it’s very important for cataloguing your photos and organizing them and if your collection is going to continue to grow with photos then you’re going to want some space some extra space to store it because I know my laptop only has 254 256 q bytes and that’s like not enough man so the two editing software’s that I recommend are Lightroom and Photoshop I use Lightroom pretty much all the time 90% of the time I will take it into Photoshop if I am doing like conceptual stuff and I need like to do some manipulation what’s good with Lightroom is that it organizes your files and you can tag them color code them filter them and you can create presets which is my biggest thing I am super lazy so I like to create one style first set and then make a new preset and apply it to all the images in that series and then Photoshop is more for like heavy-duty editing Spot Healing clone collaging all that good stuff there is a photography package that you can get from Adobe where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $10 a month or you can get Creative Cloud which is a little bit more expensive but you get the Adobe suite which is like illustrator Photoshop Lightroom Premiere Pro all that stuff for $50 a month okay so you have all your equipment you have your camera you have your tripods you have your editing equipment so um what do you want to shoot well my biggest thing is just ask yourself what you are interested in is that people in nature architecture food anything that interests you take pictures of it if you’re interested in people and you can’t find anyone to model for you this is like a big thing especially because I don’t have friends model for yourself like be your own model that’s why tripods and come in handy and now I have photo tips for you because of course of iographer is going to share her photo secrets earlier I mentioned raw which is a file format and then there’s also JPEG which you’re probably more familiar with so it’s raw or JPEG I can set these settings in your camera whether you want your camera to record images as RAW files or JPEGs and you’re going to want RAW files which ultimately means that you’re going to have bigger files but the pro the big Pro is that there’s not going to be any compression in your photos so it’s going to save all of the information of that photograph at the time you captured it in that file as opposed to JPEGs that compress your file and you lose a lot of detail in memory this is also going to be kind of a me roasting myself and my past self with photography because I’m going to be showing you what not to do with photography pay attention to composition composition is absolutely probably the most important thing because editing of course I get something’s underexposed or overexposed when you take it you can always edit it but you can’t fix composition don’t crop it joints so it just makes it really awkward if you kind of crop out like at ankles or this is not angle if you crop out at risk or ankles or anything is just it’s a like a photography know now it doesn’t look good for compositions don’t do it try to avoid it I think if you do look back on your photos and you realize you’re cropped at a joint crop it in Photoshop or Lightroom to make it so like a new crop at a wrist crop it so it’s like up here and it’s like not as awkward no cramming you don’t want like a head to toe kind of shot if you’re getting like a full outfit you’re going to want to step back allow enough Headroom on the top and especially if you have this subject that is kind of has their gaze going this way you don’t want to cut it and crop it right here you want to give like enough visual space so the thing is don’t Center the horizon just allow it to have more space at the top and if you don’t know what rule of thirds is it’s just splitting your composition into a grid and making sure that your subject isn’t centered to make it more visually appealing I honestly break rule of thirds all the time Bart rules are meant to be broken so do what you want I’d say a really important thing unless you can make it work and unless you’re like a pro photographer and you can make it work in editing like post-process don’t shoot in harsh sun or have harsh shadows on your subjects face it doesn’t look pretty it just it doesn’t do anything for your subject I would shoot when it’s cloudy and when it’s cold an hour that’s when the Sun is going to be like the softest and the most forgiving in your photos and also a pro tip that I learned for my boyfriend is shooting with your white balance on cloudy and this just gives everything a more warm like kind of tint to it and it’s pretty I would say set your camera to continuous shooting just so you get multiple shots at once this is great especially if you are us trying to take pictures of something that is moving very quickly and it’s good to have multiple shots of something in case you want to go back and say like oh I like this shot more than this shot it’s better to have so many pictures than to have that enough you know also keep taking photos of something until you’re happy with the outcome don’t just like say like oh I don’t like this like forget it let’s just stop keep changing your settings change your position change your composition until you like it don’t delete any photos don’t delete any photos until you put them in your computer and you decide whether or not you want to keep them or not I’m guilty of doing this I did this in the beginning of my photo career don’t do it because sometimes they’re salvageable in Photoshop don’t do it and just the biggest tip that I have if you’re starting with photography as cheesy as it is shoot every single day like you’re not going to get better unless you continue to practice with it and continue to like mess around with things mess around with your camera you’re not going to get better until you continue to shoot that being said I do have some photo book recommendations that you should check out if you want to like learn more about this I had two books right here but I actually have two that I don’t own the first book that I’d recommend to you if you’re a beginner is read this if you want to take great photograph written by kunal verma 500EXPOSURE.COM

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