If you want to turn your love for photography into a business, there’s a lot to take into consideration. To make things easier for you, Peter McKinnon has created a great video about the things he wishes he’d known sooner. If you’re about to turn pro, this will spare you some mistakes many photographers make at the beginning of their career.
Inevitably a time comes around in when a budding photographer decides to start “taking this seriously”, “discouraging image theft”, and my personal favorite, “gaining exposure”. And they do this of course, with a watermark.
Now mind you before I get to the nitty-gritty of why this is Bullock’s, I’ll cover the surface level problem with this. First, 9/10 watermarks made by a beginner look horrendous. Too big, too small, too opaque, too transparent, or gaudy. Not to mention most beginners haven’t settled into a legitimate business name by the time they start watermarking images. So ten years later they can look back at their Facebook images with that wonderful, neon pink, floral designed “elegant memorable captures Dixie memory precious flowers” and recall with pride, their humble beginnings.
Nowadays, social media are an important part of running a business. Most photographers use Facebook, Instagram, and other outlets to promote their business and build the audience – but few of them think about how their personal accounts can make them lose clients in an instant. In this video, Scott McKenna talks about this issue and suggests how to use your personal social media accounts so they don’t drive the potential clients away.
For most aspiring photographers, there’s a turning point when they consider whether it is worth quitting their day job and entering the exciting, but scary, world of being a full-time professional photographer, or not. It’s not an easy decision. In this video, Jeff Rojas shares three things that you should have in your mindset before you take this huge step. It will help you to decide if it’s the right time to make the change and teach you what you need to consider before the time comes.
Taking a leap into the world of full-time professional photography can sound tempting and scary at the same time. And it sure has its upsides and downsides. In this video, Adam Karnacz of First Man Photography shares some tips that will help you make this decision and help you grow your brand and make a successful business as a full-time photographer.
Starting a business is a struggle, as well as keeping it successful. When you’re just starting out as a professional photographer, you’ll face a lot of challenges and might make some mistakes that will cost you the business. In this video, Chelsea Nicole talks about three common mistakes that could potentially ruin your business. If you’re just starting out, pay attention not to make these if you want to start and run a successful business as a photographer.
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Photographer James Popsys puts forth an intriguing argument. That you won’t make it as a photographer. Why? Well, because it’s impossible for anybody to really make it as a photographer. What does “make it” even mean? It’s interesting to hear James talk in this video about what he thought life would be like as a successful photographer vs. the reality of actually being a photographer who makes their income from it.
You’ve been doing photography as a hobby for a while and you’re thinking of turning pro. But is it the right choice for you? Should you become a professional or just keep doing it as a hobby? In this video, Ed Verosky discusses this topic. If you’re still indecisive as to whether or not you should turn pro, this might help you make the decision.