Thinking about giving up your dream of being a professional photographer?
Discouraged? Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Full of self doubt?
Then you are not alone – all photographers will reach a point (or points) when they are pretty much ready to give up. To put the cameras down and head back out to a 9-5 where they are taxed at source, get annual leave and have weekends off. I have been there and so have all of the photography businesses that I have mentored through Training byLumiere. So, if we have established that bouts of self doubt and fear are normal then the next question has to be:
‘Should you give up on yourself and your dream of being a professional photographer?’
I don’t think so. BUT only you will be able to turn the situation around. I am very proud of what I have enabled my students to achieve with the necessary support although I am always very clear to say that I just give them wings – they are the ones who have to fly.
Through years of mentoring and training photography businesses alongside running KHS Photography and byLumiere I have discovered 10 things that are common to most photographers starting out. Read the full article here.