Almost every Photographer wants to translate their talents into cash.Their first step is to attend photography school.
Over the years I have noticed an increasing interest in professional photography. I noticed that in this digital age photography became a desirable profession. Every year more and more youngsters are trying to break into the industry and make photography their number one source of income.
To make this dream a reality, they attend photography school. But, there is one small problem that these youngsters don’t realize. Going to photography school will teach you everything that has to do with the photograph. That means you will learn about lighting, poses, cameras, effects of weather conditions, the effects of different colors, sharp lenses, equipment malfunctions and so much more; but you will not learn how to translate this into a stream of steady income.
The problem and pain point
It is a well-known fact that graduating from photography school provides no guarantee since many graduates struggle to find work. Most of them lose more money than they make because they don’t know the business side of it. I come across absolutely brilliant photographers each day who are struggling to get work simply because they lack business skills. The business side of it is of utmost importance in this highly competitive industry and you must understand it or your talents will go unrecognized. It is as important as knowing how to take the perfect shot.