As a normal people, you may have lots of passion and love towards the field of photography. But when it comes to choosing it as career lots and lots of things to be considered. Here let’s see some ways how you can promote yourself from an amateur photographer to the professional photographer.
As an initial step, join with some of the professional photographers as an assistant and try to learn more stuff from them. You may get only less pay when working with them, but don’t bother about that. Focus on your work and try to gain more skills from them and get skilled. Working with them will help you learn many things professionally and also the way they handle the tough situations.
Photography is not an easy task as you say. You may be under pressure situation where many things like lighting, etc will not be in favour of you. But you still need to keep the momentum going and take better snaps in those situations. When it comes to photography, its about making the worse situations in favour of you to take best pictures.
The next main thing you should learn is to capture the moment. Capturing the moments in the sense, in many cases like the wedding or any functions, you should be aware all the time to capture the best moments which occur only once. Once you missed that, then no wonder you can get it back anymore. Hence working as assistants with the professional will help you to tackle this kind of situations very easily.
Thus as an amateur in the field of photography, try to explore more skills by repeated practice and experimentation. This is the only way you can gain skills and master the field of photography.