Shooting Raw and Manual mode
This is an important aspect to starting your photography business and you want to ensure that your properly using your camera from the get go! Learn how to operate your new camera in manual mode and the importance of shooting in Raw.
Now your probably thinking how do I know what Shooting in Raw means? How do I work my camera in Manual Mode? Youtube my friend! This is an amzing tool with tons of free videos!
Create your social media profiles
Creating a business Facebook & Instagram page allows you to show off your new photography skills! At this point you may only have pictures of friends and family but it's still a good way to let people know what you're up to and show off your talent! This will become a powerful marketing tool as you grow your business!
Now that you know a little bit about photography and what you want to do it's time to get your brand together! What color is your logo going to be? What kind of logo do you want? Where do you even get a logo? I would check out Etsy! They have amazing Brandon kits for photographers! Which include your watermark and logo. It's nice to have a watermark on your pictures so people start recognizing your brand!
Start adding content to your new website!
You may not have a lot of photos at this point but it's a really good idea to start getting organized! You want to ensure your separating your different sessions on different pages. For example, I wouldn't combine wedding photos and maternity photos! You want all your sessions to have their own designated area on your website!
I hope you find this helpful as you began your journey!