From beginner to $1m shoots in a few years: pro photographer Mike Will shares his tips for success

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(Image credit: © Mike Will)

Shooters is a great way of meeting up with like-minded people who enjoy taking photographs. 

Powered by social media, Shooters runs events (‘meet-ups’) in places including the UK, the US and Europe. 

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Mike Will

A former professional ice hockey player, Will has harnessed the discipline and drive required in elite sport and used it to help build a stellar photography career. He shoots a variety of photographic genres for a wide range of clients, including live music, automotive, fashion, portraiture and more. Having forged close working relationships with several leading global photography brands, Will is also an ambassador for Sony, Joby and Adobe. And social media is what underpins Shooters, the photographic community Will started in the UK in 2016, and which has since expanded into other areas.

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 

Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 

On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.