But that’s not all. I also bought loads of cool camera gear to play with then realised I could use it to make a living, and now I run a successful wedding and baby photography business.
My background in media and marketing has been invaluable in quickly establishing myself, particularly through social networking, and I’m keen to help others do the same. I also strongly believe in giving back to the community, so look out for my blog posts where I’ll be sharing thoughts, insights, and tips about life as an emerging wedding photographer.
Photo Credit: © 2011 Milton Gan
Be sure to check out all of Milton’s great articles below.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. That’s clearly not ideal, so here are 5 essential preparations for the wedding day
One thing we must never forget as wedding photographers, is that while we gain more and more experience and knowledge about the industry with each wedding we shoot, every new enquiry we get is from a couple going through the planning process for the first time. In this post I explain how I managed one of these enquiries.
It’s the end of my first year as a professional wedding photographer and I’ve been through a period of self-assessment involving entry into the prestigious Canon APPA awards to get a feel for how “good” I am. Find out how I went!
Networking is essential if you’re to be a successful wedding photographer. In this post I reveal three ways in which networking has been invaluable to me.
Tripadvisor demonstrates the power of testimonials and why they are important for the emerging wedding photographer
Preparation is key for shooting a wedding, and location scouting is a crucial part of that prep. Here are my tips for successful location scouting that will help you to capture great photos on the big day.
CDs were a great way to store data. In the 90s! Times and technology have changed and now a more secure method of storage is required to keep our clients’ photos safe.
Wedding photographers rely on a constant flow of new clients, but what do you do when you’re starting out and need to build a network of referrers? This post covers how I ran a successful promotion that resulted in new wedding bookings.
How I got my first taste of shooting weddings with the help of someone called Harry, and proof that the virtuous circle of weddings really works!
Knowing your style as a wedding photographer is crucially important, but how do you know what your style is and how would Bruce Lee define mine?
A look at my Fantastic Four superhero team of lenses that I use to shoot weddings.
How The Karate Kid teaches us how to become a better wedding photographer or second shooter.
An introduction and background to Sydney-based, emerging wedding photographer Milton Gan.