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Reyed Mia (Apprentice, DIU)

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How to Become an Art Photographer
« on: May 04, 2017, 11:29:33 PM »
How to Become an Art Photographer


    Set realistic goals for your art career. Decide where you want your art displayed and work toward getting your photographs displayed in those places.

    Photography journals are wonderful resources for exposure for new artists. Submit your work to as many journals and periodicals as possible so you can start building a resume worth displaying to potential galleries.

    Research the kind of camera you want before you purchase one, and make sure that it is on your skill level. Digital camera technology has its limits and is not as widely appreciated in the art photography filed as film cameras are. Be aware of your limitations in regards to your camera.

    Build a strong portfolio of work that shows a range and studied discipline. This portfolio will be impressive to gallery owners and agents,and it is your single most important part of your art photography career.

    Be professional and run your art like a business. This is the only way you will make money for your art. If necessary, hire a lawyer for any legal issues or business questions.


    Do not invest thousands of dollars in a camera and various equipment if you do not plan to pursue a career in this field. Start with a basic camera that is simple to learn and easy to manipulate. Graduate from it as you become more skilled.

    Be wary of online photography or art contests that promise thousands of dollars after paying an entry fee. Check the reputability of these contests and sites before sending any money to them. Ensure that you work has some form of copyright or indication of your ownership.

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