Start A Photography Business

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					Do You Want To Start A Photography Business

If you enjoy taking pictures what could be more thrilling than doing it
for a living? Just think of how wonderful it could be to be a paid invite
to hundreds of weddings and parties a year, to capture joyful family
memories that will last a lifetime everyday, to watch children grow up,
or even to just to experience others smile everyday of your career. With
photography you can do just that. And what is great about the photography
industry is there's more than enough work for the freelance/work-at-home

To get started you need to get the right equipment. This will require you
to decide exactly how far you want to take your business. If have a room
in your home that you could set up as an office you might want to look
into setting up a backdrop and lighting equipment. On the other hand
perhaps you don't have the space in your house. Don't let this discourage
you. You can still compete in the photography realm even without an
office. One of the greatest thing about having a work-at-home photography
business is that you can offer most of the same services that the
photography shops offer, but at a fraction of the cost. Mainly, because
you will not have to worry about a lot of overhead such as employees and
rent, you will only have to worry about delivering quality photos.

Fortunately, delivering quality photos now days could not be easier
thanks to the invention of the digital camera. If you have a low budget
you can easily get started with a personal computer, digital camera, and
above average printer. Of course if your budget isn't quite so limited it
would be a great idea to invest in some extra equipment like camera
filters and zoom lenses.

After you have decided what equipment is essential to starting your
business you need to start selling yourself. The great thing about
photography is if you belong to a local club, church, etc there are
always people in need of your services. Also, don't forget your family
since they can be powerful with putting the word out there. More than
likely you will get most of your business through referrals. In this case
customer satisfaction is essential. Word will spread like wildfire if
your services stink. So remember whether your taking photos for free at
your nephews wedding, or your getting paid to take photos at your local
school prom always put your best foot forward. In fact one of the easiest
ways to start building your portfolio is to start taking free pictures of
friends and family.

Last, if your business really gets rolling you might want to consider
registering your business. Taking care of legalities gives your customers
a sense of security. It lets them know that you mean business. Also, at
this point you may want to start advertising in the phonebook, newspaper,
or even listing your services on the internet. The internet can be a
powerful resource because you can set up an online portfolio to display
all of your handiwork.
You can do it! To start a work-at-home photography it is going to take
dedication. Make a plan and stick to it! Remember, this is something you
love! Treat your job like you love it and your job will love you!

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