Well, it’s not easy! After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 1986 you must have taken a year of post-secondary photography training. You should have taken at least 10 hours of continuing shooting in order to advance to the next class! Then you must work your way up to a Master of Fine Arts, which allows you to take on work which requires advanced training. If you are a master student, then you are eligible to take an apprenticeship program which can then be progressed to a professional degree in photography!
The first step in getting started is finding a studio. There are so many things that have to be considered. What is the price? How many classes does the studio offer? How many hours does the studio require? Can I afford it? Can I use the studio’s equipment? What types of clients/workers are taking pictures at the studio? Will all the photos be of that studio? What quality equipment does the studio need? Can I arrange photos to be made as a portrait or landscape? Does the studio accept other types of shooting such as Portrait, Bokeh and Street Photography? And do the client’s requirements or requirements differ? All of these factors need to be considered when choosing a studio.
There are several different approaches to finding a studio. There are photographers all over the country that have established studios with a wide variety of equipment. There are also many photographers with studios where photography equipment is not only purchased but the process of getting the camera back in the studio with equipment that needed to be adjusted to bring the camera up to the standards set in the professional studio is not undertaken. There are also photographers who practice a combination of the above approaches. Those who are very organized and knowledgeable in photography techniques are able to get their cameras in and out of the studio in a very short period of time and often in the amount of time it takes the actual studio to set up the camera.
When it comes to finding a studio, there are a few common things that a studio will need, all of which can be found online, with few or no real-world expenses added in. When you have found a studio, it’s time to actually start your hiring process. This will entail several levels of training and can be done over the phone when you contact the studio.