Selling stock images is one way that professional photographers earn a living. When I was photographing this goat, his expression reminded me of a funny birthday card. So I purposely left plenty of negative space around him for text. A common definition is this; As a professional photographer, your primary source of income comes from your photography business. You may want to argue with me on this point of what truly makes a professional photographer a professional but before you do, read on.
Anyway, after wandering around and trying the zoom and snapping at anything that moved—mostly ducks! Why is that? Why do new photographers always take lots of photos of ducks? Photo by Michael B. If you have your camera right now, set it to M. This number is a control for your lens light is measured in stops—the same as how on a ruler, distance is organized into centimeters.
The competition is now open for entries! Find out what they are here! If your images are ready to be submitted, select your category and follow the directions.
In the past 12 months we have encountered some incredible images while working on AP. We bring you some of our personal highlights. Now in its 12th year, the international competition received almost 10, entries from 74 countries. It must have been a hard task for the judges to whittle it down to the 10 winners of each category.