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So You’re Thinking About Making The Switch to Professional Photographer

Posted on: 26 June 2008

Well, Photopreneur has some advise and suggestions.

…there’s a big difference, of course, between photographing for fun — and enjoying the odd income from it — and relying on your camera to pay the mortgage and feed the family. Starting any new business is hard, demands some very specific knowledge and often includes an expensive on-the-job education. That’s especially true of professional photography which now has plenty of tempting roads leading in but is harder than ever to stay in full-time.

Only 10 Percent of your Time is Spent Behind the Camera …

Everyone Thinks They’re a Photographer …

Read the rest of the article and see if you think you have what it takes.

You may also want to check out this article on Work At Home With a Photography Business by Photography Business Tips.

In the meantime, as a warm-up exercise, be sure to read Brian’s article on How to Participate in Photography Projects.

Photography projects are a great way to improve your skills and expand your creativity (plus they’re fun). These projects can take many forms and have many different requirements for participation. It seems like everywhere you look, there are group projects being hosted by bloggers, forums, and other online clubs.

Online projects can be vastly different from one another, but they all have one thing in common: you need to publish something. Sometimes the host will publish for you, and sometimes they require you to find your own avenue for publication. If you have your own blog or website, it’s pretty easy to meet the publication requirements. But if you don’t have your own site, things can be a little more difficult.

This article will show you a few of the methods you can use for self-publication when it comes to these projects — even some free ones. We’ll also take a look at some general points to remember when participating in projects. So if you’ve been holding back from participating in online photography projects, pay attention and take notes. [via Epic Edits]

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