There are many online courses you can take, there are a lot of books you can read, and there are many tutorials you can watch about how to become a prosperous photographer. However, the first thing you need to do is to determine whether or not you are ready to become a professional photographer! You need to determine whether you have the talent required, whether you have the skills needed, and whether you have the desire that will motivate you to keep going until you achieve the impossible!
Here is a short list of things you should take into consideration. These things will give you a starting point of important things you need to do and think about during your business photography journey.
You are ready to make the leap from amateur and aspiring photographer to a professional one when:
You know and you understand your equipment – You should be well introduced to your lighting equipment, camera lenses, settings, and etc. Capturing a good image is about experience and skills and not about luck. So before you charge for your services, make sure you know and you understand your equipment.