I, Nitin Khanna, settled in Portland, Oregan, was fortunate enough to have several brilliant and talented photographers who took me under them for showing me the new ropes. Without their valuable advice there is no way that I would have become the finest photographer, which I am today.
There are some tips that I’ve picked up over the years, which I want to share with you and what is essential to become a professional photographer.
Shoot Everyday: The best way to improve your skills is to practice, practice and practice. Shoot as much as you can for getting the best out of you and experiment your style. Spend hours and hours behind your camera. This can help you a lot!
See The Light: Firstly see from where the light is coming, and accordingly use it. Whether the light is coming from the sun or from an artificial source, use your camera accordingly to get the better picture than before.
Use Flash During The Day: Everyone uses flash at night time, but that’s not the case, if it is bright day outside and the sun is creating harsh shadows on your subject, switch on your flash.
Read Your Camera’s Manual: To get started with your camera the best way is to read the manual thoroughly to know the functionality in detail.
Set Goals: If you really want to know how to become a professional photographer, you need to keep up with reading and listening and participating and learning.
Get Your Subject To Relax: This is the main factor which professional photographers swear by. It is really beneficial to take out the time and make the person comfortable by interacting, which can lead to better photography.
Ask for Permissions: When photographing people, especially while in countries which have different cultures and languages, it can be very hard for a photographer to communicate. If you photograph someone you should go and seek permission first before photographing them.
Be Part of a Photographic Community: Be a part of the community where you can share your interest and work with other group members that offers feedback on how great you are going. You can learn new things that can help you in improving your technique, and can take your level of photography to the next level.
Now that you have a clear vision of photography through the above tips, I will prefer that you must experiment these. I can assure that it will be going to a very fun activity.
Go forth and shoot!