To begin with, any photographer would apparently have a digital camera. Apart from this, one needs to have a computer, some good software for photo editing like photoshop and of course, an portfolio website etc. To be able to switch your hobby into serious work, there are four things that have to be started in full swing.
There are various kinds of photography and the interest of every photographer may vary. Therefore you need to sort your interest between what kind of picture making would be of interest to you. There is a choice between taking photos for weddings, of babies or of sober businesses. Once you decide your choice of photography it is easier for you to focus and concentrate on that subject. For example, if you decide to take pictures at weddings, then your publicity should aim at people looking for wedding photographers. Referrals will soon happen as people will start knowing about you and after you have considerable experience you will get to do a photo shoot for an entire wedding.
Every field of work requires some amount of guidance and preparation, thus there is no harm in getting some basic training. As it is, photography is something that interests you greatly, and gaining professional proficiency in it is only going to make you better. As your photography career gains popularity, implement more value to client’s requirement and needs.
Build your network
Your photography business needs to grow and that is possible only when you spread the word around your social network. The best way to go about it is to let your friends and family know about your skills and interest in the photography business. Another way to make people remember you is to get business cards printed. You could also try creating a portfolio website with a gallery to showcase your work and pass on the URL to people you know.
Honing your skills as a photographer is most important. You might have the knack to click pictures however when you take your hobby to the level of making it a proposition to earn money, you must take it seriously. Make it a habit to volunteer while clicking pictures with friends and show samples to clients. In no time, your leisurely pursuit will bring in great earnings for you!