Life & The Business of Photography

 

As we go through life and business we all stumble and fall. For every win there are probably a few challenges we have had to manage. Hopefully we learn.

Here are a few things which life and business has taught me. I hope you find these of help on your journey…

 

~ Be honest with your clients. Don’t be afraid of them. Tell them what you think and what they need to know and do. The right clients will respect you for it.

~ Produce quality…. because there are always clients who will pay more for quality.

~ Respect yourself. If you don’t others won’t.

~ Be kind to yourself. Don’t beat yourself up when things go wrong, because they will.

~ Don’t be too obsessed with gear and equipment. They are important,  but they won’t make you a great photographer.

~ Don’t spend too much time in front of your computer, get out and make photographs.

~ Hire people better than yourself.

~ Don’t expect big wins every day. Little wins are OK… and they will add up.

~ Clients will disappoint you. They are human, with failings. Don’t let those disappointments distract or deter you.

~ Save for rainy days. It will rain often.

~ Build a good quality mail list… send people examples of your work.

~ Best way to overcome fear? Just start doing.

~ Start a blog and tell people something about yourself. Help them understand who you are as a person.

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