A MAP FOR IDEAS
85% of Photographers Fail, Why? and What You Can Do Different!
Hello there, photography students! Is photography something you’re interested in pursuing as a career? Prepare to encounter challenges and relish in successes as you go. Everyone is surprised to hear that 85% of photographers manage to overcome the initial difficulties. If you want to be one of the top 15% achievers, what should you do to change this?
A Dive into the Realm of Working Photographers
So many photographers ask themselves, “What am I doing wrong?” when they have trouble getting clients. You can’t expect to start receiving clients simply because you own a camera, upload some photos, and wish to make it as a professional photographer.
Embark on a Photo Adventure
I did not always work as a photographer. The dream of being my boss has always been there since I was in school, but not necessarily as a photographer. I was an illustrator initially at uni and later migrated into a photo option at uni in year 2.
I decided to pursue fashion and advertising photography despite not having a camera since I knew those fields would be the most competitive.
Overcoming First Challenges
At first, it was tough for me to handle rejection and discover possibilities. But using my imagination, I was able to find a solution. At first, I had the piss taken out of me by agency creatives who allowed me to underquote on many jobs by mistake; my loss but their gain. Through word of mouth, I could land my first few low-paid jobs and then steadily grow my clientele, but not without the hassle and any financial and creative problems. You believe you are the one and only; everyone needs only to gain low-paid scraps from the creative table and have no kudos for working and work done for a few years.