A Huge Consideration Before Deciding to Become a Full-Time Pro Photographer
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A Huge Consideration Before Deciding to Become a Full-Time Pro Photographer

There are loads of you who read this site and that want to quit your day job and shoot for a living. That’s completely commendable and wonderful. However, there are a couple of considerations you should be making. Most of those considerations have to do with an income and knowing and understanding that professional photography is like any and every other industry: it’s about the money and marketing. You can’t pay your rent with a portrait session, you can’t trade Polaroids at the grocery store in order to eat, and you can’t place a print in the bank to accrue interest. Here are a couple of realities: If you are a hobbyist photographer, then your income currently comes from your full time job. If you’re a semi-professional photographer, then your income comes from both your full time job and your photography. To that end, you’ve got two sources of income to help you out. If you’re a professional photographer, you’re responsible for ensuring that the income comes in. See how that jumped from living the high life to “Holy crap, this got real” very quickly? When you become a full-time photographer you need a plan. You need to find […]

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