Two men were courting a lady they both like. The first man was dressed in a blue sleeve and perfectly ironed pants, holding a bouquet of flowers and scented decently. While the other man, wearing ripped jeans and a sleeveless shirt, also holding a bouquet of flowers.
The question is; who does it better? Is it the former or the latter?
Probably, there would be no debate as to who did it better and we’ll all agree that the former nailed it. But why am I actually talking about courtship stuff when I’m supposed to talk about professional photography services?
Well, simply put that these two men mentioned are photographers, a professional and an amateur, respectively. Meanwhile, the lady symbolized to be a business investor. The one who will likely to ignite an impression is obviously the one who knows what he is doing and who certainly knows how to present himself.
Relating it, as a photographer, when you will present yourself poorly, you will gain a bad impression. On the other hand, when your professional photography services are excellent, you’ll stand a chance among competitors.
Professional Photography Services VS. Amateur Photography Services
There are significant factors that differentiate professional photography services from an amateur one. First, is the manner how one presents a subject. Second, is how one has used the proper lighting, composition and every strategy crucial to present the subject.
Upon taking a glance at a photo, you’ll probably know whether it’s a professional or an amateur’s work. Even if you’re not a photographer or enthusiast of some sort, right? Because it only takes a few glances to determine which is which.
Professional photography has its way of presenting a subject, and it certainly does say a lot about the personal branding of a photographer or a business venture. When a subject is presented professionally, it will create a good impression on people. It will also convey a notion that your service is as professional as to how photos are shown.
In any business, dexterity in professional photography is an important aspect to master. Professional work will always stand an edge to get corporate, event, or portrait photography projects.
Furthermore, no business would choose amateur work as they will not be the one to teach you how to do things in a professional way. You have to be professional in your own way—by learning the skills needed. In this way, you’ll work your way to level up and be an expert in the field of photography.
The Skill of Flexibility
There are many things to consider to be a master in professional photography. Skills, attitude and various experiences are among them. But, in this portion, we’ll be merely focusing on the craft of flexibility.
Why is flexibility important? As a professional freelance corporate photographer, when you’re flexible, you can be whatever you want to be. You can be a portrait photographer to your clients or a corporate photographer to another. And on weekends, you can be the event photographer everyone is looking for.
When you are flexible, opportunities are vast. While it’s true that being a jack-of-all-trades is not always good, in photography, being a jack in all trades is an important skill to master, most notably when photography is your bread and butter. Besides, with the proper mindset, perseverance, and hard work to learn and unlearn things, you can always give a knack in everything you do.