This post is Day 15 of 30 Ways In 30 Days To Redesign Your Life With Photography. This series seeks to provide you with practical steps to get you from wherever you are today, to exactly where you want to be – this year! If your goal has always been to take your photography to a whole new level, hang on and start enjoying a new lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.
I went back and read through many of your responses again, and read through them with a different idea in mind. As I read through each story, I started picking out pieces that would tell me what skills today’s photographer needs to survive. Is it the same as in the past? Or has it completely changed?
And as expected, I found a full array of support for many different types of skills.
I found questions and comments about final output – “Do I provide high or low res images?”
I found questions and comments about social and business – “I have a Facebook and Twitter account, but I don’t get any reactions from there.”
And I found questions and comments about the general condition of photography today – “When I started photography aged 19 it was film and standard print proofing with traditional albums. We now have digital and more impatient clients despite more ‘work’ for the photographer.”
And everything in between.
So what do you truly need to be a successful photographer? [Read more...]