How much Professional Photographers earn in South Africa?

This is a question that I am sure many of you ask, is it worth pursuing photography as a career. The short answer is yes, but, like everything in life, this will depend on how much you persevere

How Buying a lens on impulse turned me into a Professional Photographer

I needed to start saving money for a better lens with better glass. The fact was that lenses were expensive… and still are. I also begun to realise that it was all about the lens and the body was secondary. People often get this confused.

What is the best Lighting for taking Great Photographs?

There are many products and brands to choose from, all with different purposes and price tags, so make sure you have done your research, had some practical experience working with lighting and asked all the right questions.

Learn the most important Steps to Professional Model Photography

Remember big shoots for big brands cost money, and involve much planning and responsibility, so understand what is required and maintain focus in order to be successful.

The Importance of a Great Head shot

The type of photographer that is best for this kind of work, is a portrait photographer. A professional portrait photographer is one that that understands lighting and composition in order to bring out the best in their subject. This would be from aesthetics, to the mood that needs to be portrayed for the desired headshot.

How to Capture the Best Portraits in Photography

Some photographers prefer black and white as it brings out all the hard lines and the tends to be “punchier”, especially for street photography and reportage that show mood and tell real stories. I personally love black and white, as it is a gradation of monochrome.  My suggestion is shoot in color and convert in post to black and white thereafter. In studio, photographers will often use a plain baby blue backdrop for black and white, as it tends to work nicely for effect, white is very cold and used only for specific looks. When capturing family portraiture, black and white is not a popular choice. Most family and baby pictures are shot in color, same as fashion, where the colors play a large role.

How to take Professional Photographs in Bright Sunshine

One of the biggest problems is shadow and uneven light, especially in mid-day sun.

Model Photography requirements for 2021

Remember, an agency or a casting company needs to present real people to the client, and they offer this through video clips and the use of still photography to capture expression and looks. It is no good have people in the photographs, who when called for a casting, look nothing like the photograph.