" My advice to new photographers is : QUIT if you don't have the passion! Photography has to be your oxygen, you need to breath it, eat it, love it and sleep with it.
If it does not consume you in every way and drive you life partner nuts, then you are not passionate enough. You will create your best work only if you love this work and it excites you each time as if it is the first time.
Always learn from others and those who have made an impact on the industry, they have years of experience and expertise and each will show you a new angle in the circle of our industry.
I will also say you cannot make a good living out of photography if you are not business savvy of have someone to do the math for you.
We are like poets, we are artists but not business people, so make sure you have your wits about business or find someone who can do it for you. Keep on Keeping on and Never stop learning, NEVER !"
Yervant needs to be in your network and definitely somebody you follow, especially if you're a wedding photographer. Year after year he's won virtually every WPPI award in the wedding category and you need to follow what he's working on and where he's teaching. Visit his site for more incredible images.
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