Per the definition, photography is- the ART or PRACTICE of taking and processing photographs.
Now, you are aware that people don’t process photographs the way they used to.
I believe even the photographers nowadays use software to adjust and make the photos more beautiful and interesting.
You can start, you don’t need a lot of money.
A camera, software and desire.
Notice the definition says art OR practice of taking photos.
“PRACTICE of taking photos”.
Keep taking photos. You can share them on many online platforms, get paid some.
To produce photos don’t cost you any thing beyond your tools (once you have them). The worst can happen is you don’t like a photo, so what, just erase it from the memory card.
Practice your skills, figure out how to adjust light and learn about your camera’s functions.
Again use social media to introduce your business, that means you need to come up with a business name.
So and so photography.
I would have never thought I would need images of a tree, or an apple, or someone studying etc.
I do! I do buy most of the photos that I use on this blog.
They call them stockphotos.
Many websites buy and use these pictures.
(stock photography) are professional photographs of common places, landmarks, nature, events or people that are bought and sold on a royalty-free basis and can be used and reused for commercial design purposes.
Obviously you can arrange photo sessions with individuals and groups as well.
Remember , you are as professional as you want to be.
Professionalism has something to do with the LEVEL OF CARE you are willing to give to your practice.
Here is what Ashley Baxter, a photographer from UK, says about starting her photography business;
“I didn’t intend to exchange my photography services for money. It just started happening. From modest beginnings, where I was slipped a £20 note at a gig I thought I had shot just for fun, to a steady stream of bookings from clients big and small, all of which I have landed without marketing myself as a professional photographer.”
Hear what Mindy Sue says about starting her photography career…
“This is a story of how I started my photography business out of my closet. To begin, we were really poor. Crazy poor. My husband worked full time – half of which was an unpaid internship – and was going to school full time getting his Ph.D. and writing his dissertation. He was never home. We had three wonderful babies ages 6, 5 and 2. Our house was a two bedroom, seven hundred square feet apartment….”
So YOU CAN!