The Hope of My Life

Oh, how I wish I could make money doing photography...I just discovered that I even like photography a few months ago.  I have spent my life avoiding cameras and pictures, and as it turns out, I have a gift for it.  I can't imagine how to get started in a field like this...maybe I should just take nice pics and see what happens...I'm not as good as others I've seen...Oh, maybe I suck...Still, it'd be great.
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4 Responses Aug 8, 2007

DON'T PULL YOURSELF DOWN OVER YOUR PHOTOGHRAPHY. hOW MANY TIMES DID IT TAKE THE BEATLES TO BE AS GOOD *** THEY WERE. ALWAYS BELIVE IN YOUR AND ANY DREAM IF YOU REALLY WANT IT IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP. DO SOME MORE PRACTISING BUT NEVER GIVE UP. XXX

beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think art is the same. :) Its quite competitive. I particularly love photo journalism especially in wedding photography, yet I mostly photograph children(or rather my own child). lol <br />
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It does take guts, I agree. One profession thats hard to start without a financial investment in all the equipment. While I know my photography has room to improve I'm already at a point where studio portraits disappoint me. Unless I get a particularly good photographer but I've stopped even taking my daughter for studio portraits 2 years ago so haven't had one in awhile. Did buy her school photos though not impressed with them they are for the benefit of memory books.

It is one tough cookie, especially if you enjoy it. I took a leap of faith and started my own business. It's moving at a glacial speed but ok with that, this is not the industry to jump into full throttle - practice, observe, enjoy and it will come around when it's the right time.

One of the best things about photography that I've found in my discovery of it (I certainly have no gift for it) is that pictures do improve quite rapidly as one picks up technique pointers. So I'm sure your already good pictures will improve if you apply yourself to it! <br />
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There is a lot of material on the web on how to make money from your photos, although I've little doubt that like any gift, it takes a lot of patience and nurturing and self-belief, so perhaps building your technique first is the right way to go? But no gift should be denied (unless it's unethical, of course :P)!