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Photography Careers by Mark Jenkinson

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Chapter 5

GETTING STARTED

Welcome to the minefield. There is no simple, direct path to becoming a successful photographer, but this chapter will give you some basic guidelines to help you on your way.

The best part of becoming a professional photographer is simply that in the best possible circumstances it is the culmination of a dream. A dream where you are paid well to do your best work every day. This is your chance to take part in a profession that has shaped, and continues to shape, the world.

We live in a world of images; many are meaningless visual white noise, while others are so earth shattering that they have rewritten maps.

For me, the best part of my career has been my ability to author the screenplay for my life. Every day is, or ...

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