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| p.1 #2 · Newbie who really needs help |
To quote the OP:
"Boudoir photography: . . . I want to go all the way, but there's no one or any where to learn from."
Just joking with you Midg.
There is a big divide between being an aspiring beginner photographer and doing it for a living. I would have no usable advice on the progression from one to the other, other than possibly some formal training, a lot of practice, an apprenticeship, etc. . .
The cost to entry to become a "professional" photographer is very low. If you limit yourself to a specific type of shooting and don't have a studio, you can probably get started with equipment needs for about $10,000-$20,000. Which is about as cheap an investment in a "real" business as one can come by.
There are endless tutorials all over the internet, from YouTube to photography sites like this one.
My most important piece of advice. As a starting professional photographer your biggest and most time consuming job responsibilities are that you are a business person, accountant, sales person and marketing person. Somewhere down the list, you get to be a photographer. So, unless you are good at all the other more important things (in terms of achieving initial success) and enjoy them, then you may want to reconsider becoming a professional photographer.
Remember, just because a person is a good cook and loves to do it, doesn't mean they should open a restaurant. If more people understood this, then we wouldn't see the failure rates of restaurants as high as they are.