As with any industry, it’s important to keep learning, keep growing and keep being inspired – we do this in part by belonging to various professional memberships. That way we can keep abreast of new techniques and new equipment, attend seminars and be inspired by other people.
Our professional memberships are not limited to just Australia – we belong to various associations around the world.
We also are always on the look out for other photographers to admire and be inspired by.
Today a photographer does more than just take pictures, we also have to be digital artists. In the days of film, we captured a shot, sent the film to the lab for processing and then sent print orders to the lab for printing – that was that. Today we capture the shot, perform RAW file conversion, digitally enhance our images and design beautiful albums – just to name a few things. Enhancing images these days is much more in depth and we can do so much more with an image – it’s part of the challenge that we love.
Good photographers these days are more than just photographers, they are digital artists – so with so many aspects to the job, professional memberships are an absolute necessity to stay current and keep growing.