The fourth reason
You can choose the people you want to work with. And you don’t have to work with people you don’t like. If you work for hire, it could be your clients or your employees. You can dictate the rules of your work and refuse if you don’t like the order or set a bargain price. So if you have to suffer, then for more money. You can determine for yourself the people you want to work with. And if something does not suit you, then do not agree to work.
The fifth reason
Variety of work. If your work is varied, you’re constantly interested, and you don’t burn out. Some photographers shoot only weddings, and after five years start to just hate it all. But there are a variety of photoshoots; each shoot is a different adventure that you experience. There’s no conveyor belt. It’s not boring. Here’s some practical advice for the aspiring photographer who has decided to become a freelancer.
Tip 1. Don’t be in a hurry to buy the most advanced camera
Perhaps the most common misconception is that if you shoot with a “DSLR” of the latest model, the photos will be better.
Let’s draw a parallel with a car. Buying, say, a Ferrari does not automatically make you a super-driver. So it is with the camera: the main thing is not its price, but the skill of the photographer – a great picture can be made on the phone. That is why it is better to start with an easier and cheaper model.
Tip 2. Start with the basics
There are ground rules everywhere, even in the subjective art of photography. Read a couple of books about the principles of composition, exposure rules, basic lighting, perspective, and so on. Most importantly, learn how to break them competently to get a spectacular shot.