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Photography Fundamentals

Transitioning into Professional Photography: Part 1

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In this four-part series, commercial photographer Simon Plant offers advice to those wishing to take the step from amateur to full time professional. Being completely honest and without pulling any punches, he discusses several reasons why this might not be the career choice for you.


Also available in this series:

  1. Transitioning into Professional Photography: Part 1
  2. Transitioning into Professional Photography: Part 2
  3. Transitioning into Professional Photography: Part 3
  4. Transitioning into Professional Photography: Part 4

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In part two, 'How To Define Your Style,' Simon shares some useful resources and discusses why it's important to specialize in shooting certain subjects and also develop a visual style of your own that is as unique to you as possible.

He set's out a task that will open your eyes to why you are inspired & drawn to certain images and how you can use the the exercise to try and start to develop a portfolio that has a look that is uniquely you and separates you from the competition.

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