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Stepping It Up: From Amateur To Pro Photographer WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Most snap-happy people take

like something you can do with

could find your images through

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photographers in the world right

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skill does have the potential

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Below are some simple tasks that,

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a great tool for figuring out what

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you move forward in becoming

photos work, and what doesn’t.

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career.

photographer to capture their

professional

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son’s wedding, a news event, even

BE DIGITAL!

a celebrity photo shoot. It might

First things first. Our world is

and

seem like a dream job for any keen

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individuals across the World.

amateur photographer, yet it is a

for consuming visual content is

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GETTING OUT THERE

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client your work, or somebody

photography. Once you have the

Transforming from an amateur to a professional may only seem

also discovering new techniques engaging

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