A&P I want to go pro with Photo

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    Should I? I'll still have a business degree to fall back on.
     
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    what industry?
    any contacts?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    thats a bit vague, considring photography is based on niches
     
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    Right now I have contacts in the Motorsport arena, but I can see how that would get old fast.

    Ideally, I'd like to shoot landscapes and travel stuff - but I need something like portrait work that would make the money.

    How do you do it Mojito?

    I'm really actually serious about this. I'd like to start my business while I'm in school so that I can walk into it full time when I graduate vs. having to start from scratch.
     
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    It's a big step. But I respect anyone who even tries. Good luck.
     
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    It's all about service (or so I hear). I think my pictures can sell. The better business person you are, the higher your chances of making it.
     
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    In the Vol. 2 of Through the eyes of a Pro, he talks about making it as a professional photographer. You should check it out.
     
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    I downloaded it :bigthumb: Just havent been able to watch it yet. :mamoru:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    what video?
     
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    FYI, that was Volume 1 linked in that thread, unless you grabbed it from torrentleech.
     
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    :eek3: Can we got some hostings of Vol. 2? :x: Torrent stuff if blocked by my schools web.
     
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    It's another 3.5 gigs and it took me 24 hours for the first one. Shitty uploads with SBC DSL ftl. If I can still login to that FTP, I'll start the upload once I get home.
     
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    If not, sent me a DVD data disc. I'll watch it, take notes and send it on. :bigthumb: Sharing ftw.
     
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    I want to go profoto D4 :sad2:
     
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    what kind of $$ would someone who runs a portrait studio make? I mean, it seems like it would be pretty hard to earn a decent living doing something like that. :dunno:
     
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    lots of need for automotive from what I hear (not my thing) but the competition willing to work for nothing is going to screw you without a niche/contacts

    landscape/travel, good luck wihtout a huge portfolio, shooting stock to cover trips is your best bet there from just getting started.

    I shoot whatever comes my way, and network like crazy. I've got 7k+ links to my site (mainly by other photogs/forum posts) which boosts my google ranking way the hell up.

    Read a post last month of Gary Fong's blog about recssion proofing your business, it had a lot of good info about what you have to do to survive during bad times.
     

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