Trying to make a great living with your photography business without becoming a “Master Marketer” is like trying to start your car without the keys. I suppose you could eventually do it – but it would take a lot of hard work and time.
My cousin’s roommate from college just got the new Canon 999D and a plethora of ‘L ‘ professional series lenses; it will be great (and, did I mention, FREE!).
Gary Player, international golfer and winner of every major title over five decades always said that the harder he practises the luckier he gets. Human nature is not predisposed to practise or exercise. Anything that becomes hard work we seem to shy away from. If you want to get good at what you are doing then practise is essential. No one likes stretching or exercising those out of shape muscles. The tedium of exercise is what prevents more healthy and fit people in the same way as practise does with your camera. If you don’t bite the bullet and commit to practising you won’t amount to much with your George Washington’s Mount Vernon Virginia.
The answer to all of these questions – “No.”If you just read a little about photography and if you practice for a few weeks or months, you can take pictures almost as good as any professional photographer can take.
Ever event photography had someone you are trying to take a picture of that is way too uptight and tense? Getting them to relax can be a real chore. So what do you do? Make them laugh. If they are alone in the picture start making fun of yourself or telling jokes. If these are engagement pictures or group pictures get someone else to randomly start tickling the person who is too tense. Bring laughter and fun into the atmosphere and they’ll be able to be themselves.
Next on the list? Open a business account at your bank. For tax purposes you should definitely keep your personal and business finances separate. Same goes for credit cards. Remember to keep a record of all your expenses!
Although successful, the Daguerrotype had limitations. One was that it was a bit expensive and it wasn’t possible to create duplicates. So somewhere along the lines of history, the Calotype was introduced and has proven to be a tough competitor. William Henry Fox was the inventor of the Calotype. He is also the inventor responsible for producing the first negative in the year 1835. His method continued to improve in quality. By 1840, Talbot used the method to publish a photo book in 1844. The rest, as they say, is history!