This week I indulge in a passionate rant about what it takes to be a so-called Professional Photographer. Join me as I discuss value and the need to serve an audience. Is it realistic to expect to make a living as a professional photographer? It is. But you better enjoy the struggle and you better be willing to become an entrepreneur because it’s so much more than just making photographs.
In this episode I mention two of my books, the first is VisionMongers, Making a Life and a Living in Photography - available on Amazon here: http://tinyurl.com/guhq4ww
I also mention How To Feed a Starving Artist, available from Craft & Vision here -http://tinyurl.com/zeejgeu
Got questions? Leave them in the comments. I'd love to know if this kind of "talk about the image" episode is helpful to you.
David duChemin is a photographer, author, adventurer, and entrepreneur. He’s the best-selling author of Within The Frame, VisionMongers, Photographically Speaking and almost 20 other titles about the craft and art of photography. He is also the accidental founder and Chief Executive Nomad of Craft & Vision, publishers of photographic education and inspiration, and rabid defenders of the amateur and everyone who does this for the love of the photograph.
Vision is Better is a chance for you to ask David questions about photography, and a chance for David to sound off on these things without, for once, having to write a damn book about it. Please leave your comments on the YouTube page, as that is where David will be interacting.
Read his blog and view his portfolio at http://www.davidduchemin.com
Find his eBooks (and more) at http://craftandvision.com
Purchase his print books on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1f72itq