Sommer - September, 2014 - Golden, Colorado
Q:Your photography is amazing, is there anyway i could ask what would be your top three biggest tips to becoming a good professional photographer?
Thank you very much! By sheer coincidence, the list can be described as the three P’s of photography - according to me.
- Practice - Practice more - Practice even more. If you want to shoot portraits, practice taking pictures of people. If you want to shoot landscapes, get outside already! Even the photographers at the highest levels of the industry still practice in different ways.
- Patience - As was taught to me, becoming a professional photographer is a “marathon and not a sprint.” Building a professional portfolio doesn’t happen over night, no matter how talented you are. Similarly, a good reputation takes time to grow.
- Prune - Constantly remove dated or irrelevant material from your book. Your taste and style will evolve over time. The occasional throwback is fun but it’s a good idea to represent yourself in the strongest light possible.
Best of luck! I’m happy to answer questions as best I can.
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