Never Stop Learning


What it Takes to be a Professional Photographer


Lesson Info

Never Stop Learning

Never stop learning has been one of my things. And I think in this day and age, never stop learning about pricing, how prices are changing. Every aspect of the industry, when we made the jump from film to digital, holy mackerel, that was terrifying for most of us, because there was like a year where I just hated digital 'cause I couldn't make it look like my film images. And now, 10 years later, 12 years later, we look back at our film images and cringe, so there's this transition, but in every way possible, things are gonna change, technology is gonna change, the clientele is gonna change, social media came on the scene and that was very terrifying and exciting for all of us, and depending on who you are and how open you are with your life, social media can be something you're really interested in, or hate with a passion. Sadly I'm pretty sure social media, if you wanna be a pro anything these days, as a freelancer, is a requirement to some degree, unless you're a professional athlete...

and you can say no, I'm not doing that. And it's kinda fun.

Class Description

Working as a pro photographer takes commitment, passion and tons of hard work. Many think pro photographers are on an extended vacation and happen to take a few photos while traveling the globe non-stop. While many photographers do travel quite a bit, and some go to exotic locations, the reality is quite different than the perception. In this 90-minute class we will discuss what it takes to be a pro photographer including how to perfect your craft, dial in your marketing, build a following and how to find clients that will hire you. By the end of this class you should have a level-headed, realistic view of what a photography career might entail.