1. A good saucepan will not cook for you a delicious soup.

    If you bought a good technique (expensive, high-quality camera), it does not mean that you instantly turn into Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon and will make excellent photographs.
    Conclusion: If you decided to link your destiny with professional photography, then you should not buy the most expensive technique. Start with simple photo equipment. Remember two simple moments. 1. The first year the beginning photographer earns only his reputation, but not money. 2. You can change your mind at any time. Even professional photographers periodically think of abandoning everything.


    2. Teach Part

    Whichever camera you take, you need to know the basics and terms. This is especially important if you plan to improve your skills. You need to know what "shutter speed", "aperture", "ISO" and other terms are. Any professional photographer will explain to you how to photograph professionally with professional terms.
    Conclusion: You will have to learn and understand how they work.


    3. Respect your customers.

    Advise your customers what to wear. Offer your customers new places. Think and offer original ideas, only in this way you can become a real professional photographer, and in time a great one. Do not be afraid to experiment.
    Do not argue with customers if they explain to you that it's just a click on a button to make a professional photo shoot. It's better that someone from relatives or close people explain to them the work of the photographer. Of course, it's better to explain the figures.


    4. "Cultivate"

    I mean, do not engage in self-education, which is indisputably necessary and vital, namely, immerse yourself in art.
    Conclusion: Visit photo exhibitions, museums, performances. There you will find interesting foreshortenings, pictures, staging and maybe in the near future you will become Sebastian Salgado.


    5. Prepare in advance.

    This is already a hackneyed rule in all matters, but it is golden. It does not matter whether you are preparing for a global 10-hour professional photography or go along the street with a camera and are going to do reportage photography, improvised photography. To all prepare in advance and do not be late to customers, see point 4 (respect your customers).


    6. Respect the technique.

    Follow the technique. Regularly clean it. Be sure to adjust the camera and lens once a year. Be sure to adjust your LCD screen on the computer. And in the future you can keep your nerves.


    7. Be a war.

    Write down (memorize) 2-3 rules of professional photography and practice them until automatic.

    Observe the proportions. Do not photograph people on a level with their head. The head will be large, and the legs small. Especially you will understand this if you photograph a person close.
    Look at the background. When you photograph a person, look behind him. I do not think that it's worth writing a lot about comical photographs, in the background of which were funny objects or scenes.

    When photographing a person with Large objects (monuments, buildings), put a person much further away from a large object, otherwise you will have to choose either photographing a person or a monument.

    Change the place of photography. We removed from one place - change the place. But then you will have a choice.

    Hold the tripod close at hand. Believe in yourself, but do not trust your body. Suddenly, you have to take pictures in the evening, then do not be lazy to put the camera on a tripod. He is more reliable than your hands.

    Do you feel a good shot ?! Press the trigger a couple more times, Make a control shot!