Way back when in the day when I wore a younger mans suit, there was this studio in town that was very successful.
They had it all, including a solid reputation. It was a mom and pop operation.
Chatting with the pop of the ‘mom and pop’ duo one day, as he was telling me his upcoming plans to spend some time in Florida, he added:
“I can’t wait to get away from that camera.”
I was stunned by that comment. “Why?” I thought to myself.
Last week this topic came up again as I was having lunch with one of my local peers, he mentioned something similar.
“I’m like my dad, when I go home I turn work off. That part of me doesn’t exist while I’m not in it.”
I find this perplexing. But it could be me. I’m kinda weird like that.
I do know I find it odd that anyone in photography isn’t obsessed with it like a junkie is with getting his next fix.
Maybe, just maybe, this obsession, this drive, defined another way, it might be called passion.
And maybe, just maybe all told this passion is one of the reasons my photography business has worked, non-stop, endlessly bringing me and my family success, prosperity and profits.
I’m gonna go with that.
And I’m going to add one more important element…..marketing.
Yea. In my obsessively compulsive soul, I am about equally addicted to marketing as I am with photography.
You might call this the perfect storm.
I say, it works…. and I’m running with that.
Not turning it off. Not going away on vacation so I can “get away from my camera.”
I am 100% obsessed and addicted to photography. As a matter of fact, when I’m bored, I go to the camera store so I can cause trouble and be around photography.
I’m going away for an extended Costa Rica experience this winter and I am obsessing over which tripod and ND filters I’m hauling down there, with my complete camera system.
Lenses, flashes and camera bags. All of it.
We travel well together.
Robert N. Provencher – Your Master Coach Marketer
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”