I don’t know too many industries that have as many mentors and instructors as this industry (photography).
It seems, for many that is, it goes like this….Get good, start teaching. Maybe, get good, make little to no money, start teaching to make up for it.
I don’t want to sound cynical. It’s not my style. I’m very much a zen like dude. Que sera sera.
Roll with it. Adjust.
The biggest changes in this industry are being fueled by the fact that there is an abundance of “how to”, either from industry gurus or from the proliferation of youtube videos. Not to mention that cameras are everywhere.
Don’t take my word. Go to youtube and search any topic on photography of your choosing.
The fact is, we’re eating ourselves alive. Photography is being ground down to an organic, democratic, “everybody is a photographer” state. For better, or, for worse. Who knows.
The bigger question, for me anywho, is: “How do I market my studio so I stand out and make money?”
It really boils down to marketing. The old days of running a photography studio because of our tech knowledge are quickly coming to an end.
It’s one of the reasons I do my best to answer the question above. And why I believe in constant, non-stop personal growth and searching for excellence. Not just in tech. Iphones got that covered.
If you want to grow, no matter your level, join me tonight and tomorrow. I have three presentations lined up for you:
- Bull Pen Print Show….send us your images, let us give you a beat down. With love, of course.
- Kristi Elias– Platinum, Silver and California Photographer of the Year
- Joel Grimes– shattering the myths in Photography
The industry is like a unicycle. Stop peddling, and you fall off. Don’t risk being eaten alive.
Get serious about your personal growth as an artist and a business person.
Yours in success,