Design & Style

How to Become a Professional Photographer

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jul 30, 2021 • 11 min read

What motivates you as a photographer? Whether your dreams are to open your own photography business or become a wedding photographer, the first step to becoming a professional photographer is identifying your core passion.

The best photographers are pursuing subject matter about which they are deeply passionate. When you’re passionate about something, you know it deeply, and can translate that depth of knowledge into powerful images.

Follow along for tips on how to build a career in professional photography, below.