Trying to make a great living with your photography business without becoming a “Master Marketer” is like trying to start your car without the keys. I suppose you could eventually do it – but it would take a lot of hard work and time.
There are so many courses out there sold by real photographers, professionals, or photo enthusiasts for you to learn digital photography. Heck, I even know a course which you can get for less than $10. But of course you have to be vigilant about these ebooks or books. It doesn’t matter how much they sell it, it is the course itself that matters. You can do some research before you buy anything online so you can be sure that you do learn from that course.
But with exhibits of your George Washington’s Mount Vernon Virginia, you are there by “invitation” – or at least that’s what most people believe to be the case. This means the location where you are exhibiting is giving their approval of, and respect for what you do. This is a very powerful psychological marketing tool.
The “nifty 50” or 50mm prime lens has traditionally found itself to be the workhorse of many professional photographers. It is offered as a 50mm f/1.4 and is well suited for portraiture and documentary work. This lens gives beautiful color saturation and intense rich blurring, or bokeh, outside of its narrow depth of field. The professional series offers a maximum aperture of f/1.2. Use this lens for close portraiture, and interior detail photography. In low light situations this lens excels at stopping the action, but be aware that the small depth of field may cause focus issues in rapidly changing subjects as they move outside of its small range.
Now for the fun part! Time to shop! My advice would be to just start with the basics. What you need depends on the type of event photography you will be doing. Be sure to purchase some back up equipment as well, because if something breaks you don’t want to be without any options. As you make more money with your business, you can upgrade and add to your equipment, so don’t feel like you need to “have it all” to start out. Don’t forget about office supplies, a good computer, printer, business cards and other marketing materials, etc.
The first thing that you must do is plan out a budget. You can proceed to choose the venue according to the budget. It will also help you border your options.
If photography is what you really like to do in life, you must dream to make it your full-time job. But before that happens, you really need to invest in skills and equipment in photography. It is also good to work as an assistant of a professional photographers at first. By that you can learn how your boss do the business and make your own soon. If there’s an opportunity, join a photo shoot and see how they do it. One day, you’ll be able to stand in your own feet and do your own business.