Just starting out? Three things...
1. Show your work to everyone and anyone who will look at it. Show the work. Show the work. Show the work.
2. Follow your heart. You will leave the business early if you photograph things you don't really care about. Do the thing you WANT to do and the money will find you.
3. Surround yourself with people who support your dream and likewise, remove from your life anyone who does not.
When most of us were siting and thinking the Internet was just a passing fad, Scott Bourne stepped up to the plate and built the 104th website in the world. There's the best definition I can think of defining an "early adopter". When Scott and I first started working together he had 25,000 followers on Twitter. Today he's got 219,000.
If you joined us at the 2012 summer program you heard one of the most inspirational presentations ever given in the photographic industry. Each time you hear somebody talk about their role as a "High Priest of Memory Protection", you know they were in the audience at Scott's program. He's an artist, a photographer, a writer, an educator, a developer, a musician, a race car driver, an animal rights activist and a social media guru. Best of all, for so many of us in the industry, he's an incredible friend!
Follow him on Facebook and his new blog, Picture Methods. You'll never be disappointed.
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.