Trying to make a great living with your photography business without becoming a “Master Marketer” is like trying to start your car without the keys. I suppose you could eventually do it – but it would take a lot of hard work and time.
It’s worth noting that not all event photographers make this type of money, although most do provided they’re very professional. Event photography software helps them to take and manage professional event photos.
Street Washington DC conference photographers for me is the most amazing way beginners can really get going with their photography. There is just so much to shoot and your choices are endless. It is great for photo outings in a group because there is something for everyone on the streets. It gives you freedom to shoot anything and everything within the limits of the law and human courtesy. If it moves shoot and if it doesn’t, shoot it.
While entertaining, attending these events can get pretty expensive, especially if you get good seats and getting close enough to get good photos is almost impossible! In fact many events won’t even allow you to bring a camera!
Now for the fun part! Time to shop! My advice would be to just start with the basics. What you need depends on the type of event photography you will be doing. Be sure to purchase some back up equipment as well, because if something breaks you don’t want to be without any options. As you make more money with your business, you can upgrade and add to your equipment, so don’t feel like you need to “have it all” to start out. Don’t forget about office supplies, a good computer, printer, business cards and other marketing materials, etc.
The first thing that you must do is plan out a budget. You can proceed to choose the venue according to the budget. It will also help you border your options.
Marketing your works attract more customers and more success. Make use of the Internet and other places where you can advertise and promote your photography skill and works. Always include your name and contact details with every photo you show on public, whether on Web pages, newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, etc.