Essential Tools For Every Professional Photographer

by admin on June 16, 2010

1. The Camera – this is of course, the most important investment you will make as a photographer. Do your research, choose wisely, and don’t be afraid to spend some money. Think Canon and Nikon. A good camera will make for good photos, and more sales. And if you skimp, you’ll end up buying a new one sooner, and spending more money in the long run.

2. Online Photo Proofing – This is a must-have service. You need to have the ability to store, proof, and sell photos online in order to maximize your efficiency and profit. We recommend ShootProof as a high-quality option that is less expensive than online photo proofing tools that charge a commission or set up fee. ShootProof is easy to use, looks professional for your clients, and you can start with an inexpensive plan an increase your subscription as your business picks up.

3. Photo Editing Software – Even the most perfect photographer needs to retouch some photos occasionally. Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop are good software for the retouches you’ll need, take the time to learn your software. Again, it is an investment, but a few minutes of erasing a blemish or lightening a too-dark photo will result in more sales.

4. Lighting Equipment – If you’re doing portraits or indoor photography, lighting is a must. A lightstand, perhaps a reflector, all to supplement your camera flash. You may want to experiment with different areas indoor and out before deciding what lighting equipment you will need.

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