Michael Ging , May 03, 2011; 04:55 a.m.
Becoming a sport photographer who earns a good living is a long shot for even the best photographers. You have better have a killer portfolio, shot with a very expensive camera and lenses to get a nice job like this. For every opening you will be up against 500 other very talented photographers, who also want this job. To move yourself to the front of the line, you will need something that makes you different , or more valuable than the other 499 people who want the job. A college degree would be one of the things that would help. THe number of these jobs and the publications that employ them are shrinking every year. I am not saying you can't be the one in 500 who gets one of these jobs, but you had better be head and shoulders above your competition.