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Chasing Passion vs Money

Chasing Passion vs Money

I enjoy having money. It is why I work. Money is what makes things possible in many ways! Money is not why I do photography though and for several very good reasons. There really aren’t many photographers that will get rich from photography, it is my hobby first and escape from work, and my photography is about what is important to me not what sells.

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Professional vs Amateur Photography

Professional vs Amateur Photography

Photographers love to talk about and dream of the title of being a ‘professional photographer’. It stems from what I believe to be a pipe dream of ambition to break free from a more monotonous life. This ‘professional photographer’ that we all idolize is someone who shoots all the time, has the best images, makes a ton of money, and has all of the gear. This daydream is just as false as it is dangerous to our amateurism in photography. Plainly put, being a professional photographer isn’t all its cracked up to be. Let me explain…

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Selling your Soul for Stock Photography

Selling your Soul for Stock Photography

Photography can be done as a business in many different ways. The most common one is to be doing portraits because people always need photos! Another way is, or at least used to be, shooting stock photography.

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The Easy Way Out in Landscape Photography

The Easy Way Out in Landscape Photography

In a world where there is more and more demand for quality images the challenge of creating enough as one artist becomes increasingly difficult. Posting on Instagram every single day a new composition that works isn’t always possible without cutting some sort of corners! What some have turned to in landscape photography is modifying the landscape to fit their needs. This could be done in many different ways.

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Make use of your snapshots!

Make use of your snapshots!

When practicing photography not all images are created equal. This is why our catalogs have a star and color tagging options. If every portfolio image is a 5 star image there are going to be a lot of 2-4 star images you take in-between.

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