I use to do photography and videography for a living (mostly video) as a freelancer for many years. And through those years I had some great times and some bad times (mostly financially). Now I do photography mostly as a hobby. Not that i won’t do paying or pro jobs, I will, but with a full time job and doing blogs and just wanting to spend time with my friends and family, there really isn’t much time left. I thought of myself as a pretty good photographer but not a good business person, anyways enough about my past photo life. Nowadays I see more and more people wanting to try and turn “Pro”. Some I think should and I think they would and could do well for themselves, and others, well, lets just leave it there.
Theres a pretty good article that i came across. Here’s one of my favourite points…
Be yourself: Don’t fake it or try to be someone else – it won’t last and you won’t be happy. Shoot with your heart and learn from your peers, but don’t copy them. Find your own style and consistency will follow. One way to discover your own technique is by expanding your technical knowledge, and your style will follow. Who knows – maybe others will learn from you one day!
I see so many people that want to be “Pro” just trying to mimic everyone else. I don’t get it. Photography should be an extension of yourself, it should flow naturally, it should come easy. Ive always believed that you can’t truly teach someone to be a great photographer. So be yourself, its you that makes your pictures originals, and great.
Anyways, now I’m just yapping, head on over and read the rest of the article.
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click a link or two if you want, I’m pretty sure i won’t mind.