No doubt, the idea of being a professional photographer is a dream for many of us, but on the other hand, the reality of it can be far more difficult than you might imagine. This excellent video essay discusses some of the hard truths about being a professional photographer that you should be aware of before you undertake it.
Coming to you from First Man Photography, this great video essay discusses some of the hard truths about being a professional photographer. No doubt, a lot of hobbyist photographers would love to become professionals one day, but on the other hand, it is important to have a realistic understanding of what that entails. Perhaps one of the most surprising (and potentially frustrating) aspects of being a professional is how little time you will spend actually taking pictures; in fact, you can expect to likely spend less time taking photos as a professional than you would as an amateur. The vast majority of your time will likely be spent attending to business matters, such as bookkeeping, advertising, answering emails, and much more. It is something that is quite important to be aware of before you take the plunge. Check out the video above for the full rundown.