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Snap out of It and Get a Career in Photography

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between people with successful careers in photography and people that just dream of being photographers? Is it simply a matter of talent? I don’t think so. I think that, often, it’s a difference in confidence and drive.

Some of the best advice I’ve ever been given is, “Someone is going to do it; it might as well be you!” Okay, so that’s probably the best advice I’ve ever given. I was trying to be humble. But the fact is, someone is going to have a successful career in photography. Why shouldn’t it be you?

Do you lack the confidence to pursue a vocation in photography? That’s often a symptom that you need to spend time mastering your photography skills.

There are a couple of things you can do about that:

1.Get serious about photography education.

2.Practice photography. Duh.

Photography education has never been simpler. Online photography courses allow you to learn from the masters, regardless of where you live.

If you lack drive, it’s time to snap out of it. No one is going to hand you the career you desire. If you want a career in photography, you are going to have to prove that you want it.

Don’t be afraid to contact professional photographers and ask them about what they do. Here’s a shocker: Most people love to talk about themselves. Get out there and network. You never know what doors may open.

Photo credits: Koh Sze Kiat.

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July 18, 2012

Zofia123

Chanevy, thanks for the positive comments and the sharing. Can you provide me with a link to your facebook page?

July 18, 2012

Chanevy

Great blog, I am sharing a link on my Fun Photography Facebook page. Thank you for sharing. It's easy to think all we need is positive thinking. Sometimes we also need to work hard and I like the way you pointed that out.

July 17, 2012

Zofia123

Thanks Calyx22!

July 15, 2012

Calyx22

Great article! I have built a successful portraiture based photography business and still do this site both in my spare time. There are so many resources out there these days. Best of luck to you! :)

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