There are many people that are making money from photography, while others do it just for the fun of it. With smartphones coming with extremely good camera’s nowadays, almost everyone has access to one. In this article, we are going to discuss how one can become a celebrity photographer, and look at a celebrity profile.
Find a Photography Program
The first step is to get into a photography program so that you can polish on your skills. Photography in general is very wide, and there are many professionals and amateurs alike. You would want to take good photos and a few lessons couldn’t harm.
Learn how things work
Hands on experience is key, and once one has learnt the basics, they should practice, practice, practice. There are many videos online that one can watch. Learn everything about your camera. Join camera clubs in your home town. There will be a huge variety of skill levels of photographers there. Find one that matches the type of work you want to do and shadow them. Offer to assist at shoots. This is bound to get you priceless contacts along with the experience.
Get your portfolio ready
Make sure your website is on point since it will be your business face, displaying some of your works. When you contact someone, they will be checking out your work. If you want to get into celeb photography, don’t post a ton of landscapes. Make your mark with what you want to be doing by displaying celebrity photography.
Know the right people
Put yourself out there at events, particularly where there are publicists whom you can network with. Once of the best ways of getting celeb clients is simply by contacting them directly or through their PR agent. You can do a couple of selective complimentary shoots just to build your portfolio and relations. You will not regret it, especially when you are just starting out.
Stephen Collins is one of the celebrities that you might consider photographing. He was an actor in a popular television show, 7th Heaven, playing a reverend and father. More than two decades ago, he had sexual contact with underaged girls but has since been undergoing therapy in a bid to rectify things.
Collins had not planned for everything to burst into the limelight, it was because of his ex-wife after she leaked a video of him confessing during a therapy to salvage their marriage. She released the tape to TMZ, bringing everything into the public limelight. He went to therapy of his own accord, and not due to public pressure, having begun doing so before everything came into the limelight.
Collins said to Katie Couric, “I had dealt with them [the sexual incidents] very, very strongly and committedly in my private life. I think I’m a human being with flaws and I’ve done everything I can to address them.”
He added, “I deeply regret the mistakes I’ve made and any pain I caused these three women. I admit to, apologize for, and take responsibility for what I did.”
In his efforts to address his shortcomings, Stephen Collins has been very sincere. I believe that alone is reason for us to forgive and support him. He has done everything right, including not apologizing to his victims since that would have opened up old wounds that might affect their lives. He addressed these issues with the methods below:
- Admitted to God, to himself, and to another human being the exact nature of his wrongs.
- Made a list of all persons he had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Even Catherine Hicks, his “7th Heaven” TV wife, forgive him despite her previous outburst when the information first came out. She said that she has had time to think and reflect about Collin’s sex abuse secret and decided to let it go, forgive him for the indiscretion.
According to me, despite all that happened, Collins is still a celebrity and among the ones that you would want to fall into your portfolio.