If you think you’re quite handy with a camera, there are plenty of ways you can turn this into a lucrative business opportunity. This post will give you an idea of 5 jobs you could potentially start right now if you’re somewhat of a camera whizz…let’s take a look:
Television Camera Operator
A television camera operator works with digital, electronic, and film cameras and produces pictures for directors. You may specialise in multiple areas, including in the studio, outside broadcasts, or on location. Depending on the area you specialise, you’ll be required to do different things. Your typical work activities will usually include:
- Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment.
- Offering advice on how to best shoot a scene.
- Planning shots.
- Studying scripts.
- Working quickly.
- Finding solutions to problems.
And more! You can sometimes do this on a freelance basis or try to find a job with a specific company. You might even find yourself filming for famous TV programs/films if you do a great job and build up a fantastic portfolio!
As a photographer, you can specialise in many different types of photography. You might shoot models for a living, nature scenes, or attend special events where you shoot pictures for a client. You’ll be required to produce high quality, unique pictures that look pleasing to the eye. It’ll be your job to know what angles are best, what sort of poses look best in pictures, and the best light to shoot in.
A videographer is somebody who captures specific moments on camera to be looked at on a later date, like wedding videography for example. It’ll be your job to capture the most heartwarming, enchanting, magical moments of a special occasion, whether it’s a birthday, a wedding day, or a christening.
If the above jobs sound a little too ‘vanilla’ for you, you could always go the private detective route! Private detectives work with cameras to film and photograph people for all kinds of reasons, whether somebody’s looking for a cheating husband, what a wiley teenager’s been doing after hours, or whether somebody is secret eating (have you seen ‘Secret Eaters’ yet?). It will be your job to discreetly shadow somebody and give answers to your client. Beware: they may not always like what they hear.
Do you like making awesome looking videos for Youtube with your camera? You could become a professional Youtuber! This job is loads of fun, as you get to create videos on things that you’re interested in, and people actually enjoy watching them! Just take a look at Jenna Marbles; she started off making funny videos for a bit of a laugh, and now she’s Youtube/internet famous.
The most important thing to remember is that you need to enjoy the job you choose. As the saying goes, if you pick a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life! What do you think; would you rather be a videographer or a private detective? Let us know in the comments!