What advice would I give photographers just starting out?
Passion can make or break a beginning photographer. We all think of passion as this driving force that will elevate us to success. And in many ways, it can. However, blind passion in your creativity is not enough to place you ahead of your competition.
Education for photographers is the strongest investment we can make in our careers. Many photographers start with the initial desire to profit from their photography. But it’s true passion through education that keeps you committed to stay afloat and stay above the rising waters.
Our industry is constantly evolving, and if we are not flexible with that evolution, we will break. This means learning new techniques for shooting and lighting, developing communication skills for clients, adapting to an ever-changing market, branding your studio in unique ways, amplifying your marketing voice, pricing your products and services for a thriving business, and more...
This is true passion - admitting to yourself that there are always more ways to learn, more ways to develop, and more ways to grow.
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