Leaving your day job and turning a full-time landscape photographer sounds like a dream come true. But is it really all that romantic? Professional landscape photographer Joshua Cripps knows a thing or two about turning this hobby into a career, and he confirms that it’s not all sunshine and roses. In fact, he believes that landscape photography is a bad career choice for most people, and in this video he’ll give you five reasons why.
Perhaps you have a dream of becoming a professional photographer or you have already started your professional photography business. If for you it’s still a dream what is it that’s holding you back? If you have already started how was it for you? Did you start part-time, nervous about taking that first step or did you, like me, jump straight in?
I read so many articles and hear far too many comments from other professional photographers who tell you what photography equipment you need and what photography training courses you should go on before you even start. The camera, the lenses, lighting, training it all adds up.
I’ve heard so many times that teenagers today do nothing but staring at their phones or playing video games. Well, that’s not exactly true. There are some talented folks out there, taking stunning photos at a very early age. Jessica Kobeissi teamed up with one such kid in her latest video. She and 14-year-old photographer Hudson Matter came together for a shootout in the streets of New York City. So, let’s see how they did and who shot it better.
Canon has just announced Image Connect, its new service for matching clients with professional photographers. It’s aimed to help people focus on the moment while a photographer takes care of the photos.
When it comes to negotiations, as a photographer (or any freelance artist, for that matter) you’ve got to master the art of not being emotionally invested in the outcome – something that is nearly impossible to do. But without it, you’ll never be able to break free of difficult clients and underpaid gigs.
For the last four or five years, I have tried to produce one annual workshop for aspiring architecture and interior photographers. While I hope that they are technically helpful and the students come away with new skills and knowledge, one thing that I’ve noticed is that every year each workshop inevitably transforms into a session of group therapy for all involved.
Finding a specific niche is one of the things you should do if you want to be a professional photographer. But it’s not as straightforward as it sounds. In this video, Scott Choucino discusses why photographers should find their niche and how it will affect their business. But what’s also important – he shares some advice on how to do it.
When you enter the world of photography, you’ll hear a lot about the industry and the job of a professional photographer. However, many things won’t be true at all. In this video, Scott Choucino goes over six most common misconceptions about professional photographers and what it means to be one. If you’ve just jumped into the rough water of professional photography, I believe this video will help you keep the course steady.
I don’t mean to step on any toes, but <deep breath> here we go…
A couple weeks ago, I asked to sit down with your top brass and discuss what is happening with our beloved PPA over some pie. Who doesn’t like pie, right? It was going to be a long conversation and, well, difficult discussions just seem to go better with pie. Granted, the request was made via a Facebook post, so you probably didn’t really take me seriously.
I’m a full-time photographer, I take photos for a living. It’s my main source of income. Its how I pay the rent, keep the lights on and put food on the table. The problem when you work for money, specifically when you get paid for your photography, is that you are no longer in full control.