At the time of this writing, I am in my last year of school as a photography student. My experience has brought me to realize some basic essentials every photography student should have. By the time you graduate, this list should feel like second nature, if it’s not something you’ve already done.
So over the next few posts, I’d like to go into detail about each thing on the list, to help you clearly understand what I’m talking about and possibly help you in checking off the items on the list to further your photography career. This list is part of the things I did when I became serious about becoming a photographer, and wanting people to take me seriously in my endeavors.
Anyone interested in starting a business could benefit from some of the things on this list, however it’s mainly geared toward young photographers. So, without further ado, let’s get started! This list is in no particular order, just as long as you make an effort in each category, you should have a great jump-start toward your photography goals!
Top 10 things every photography student should have
- A camera (of course:)
- A website focusing on your portfolio
- Business cards and letterhead
- A hard copy of your portfolio
- A professional looking blog
- Network consistently
- Start a business
- Assist and/or intern
- A memorable Elevator Speech
- Never stop learning (education is imperative)