If you want to be a freelance photographer, the good news is that this business is pretty much straightforward. In order to make money, the right skills and equipment are necessary. A passion for photography should be your main motivation in this whole endeavor. Taking good pictures are not the only thing that would make you profitable. You would also need the right camera and a home office set up. To top of everything, it would help if you are business minded so you can find clients and become successful.
This would require a small capital especially if you have a good camera. There is no need to have dark room if you have a digital one. Digital cameras are so affordable and they have a lot of capabilities in order to take a good shot. It is a wise idea to invest on a photography kit on the onset of your business. You can always add more equipment if your business starts to pick up.
The other things that you need are computer and photo editing software. It helps a lot to take courses or training under a professional photographer so you can add more skills and learn some updated techniques. There are also classes if you want to learn how to start a small business. In case you don’t have the money, there are free courses in the internet.
More and more people are making photography as a full-time career rather than having a day job. There are positive things when you choose to do this as your main source of income. One is that you are your own boss. Another is that you can shoot anything that you want and sell the pictures. Prepare a portfolio that you can show prospective customers. Make sure that you only include the ones that you think is the best among all your works.