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Ask the Photo Business Coach: How Long Does It Take to be Successful?

Posted By Beate Chelette On February 1, 2012 @ 3:37 pm In Business of Photography,Video Blog Posts | 6 Comments

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In this edition of Ask the Photo Business Coach [2], I break down what you need to do (and how long it takes) to make it in the photography industry. Take a look at the steps I lay out in this video.

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6 Comments To "Ask the Photo Business Coach: How Long Does It Take to be Successful?"

#1 Comment By Rich Gastwirt On February 6, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

The amount of time it takes to be successful is directly proportional to how loosely you're willing to define "success" ;-)

#2 Comment By Rich Gastwirt On February 6, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

Directly related would have been more accurate than directly proportional, in my other comment

#3 Comment By Mario Babiera On February 17, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

I've doing commercial photography for 16 years now. When I started, it used to be that one needs to be a "generalist" to enter the market. Today, it has changed a lot, that ad agencies are now looking at one's specialization. I am torn between Food and People (in general). Is it really possible to "specialize" in both? I'm trying decide whether to get one and drop the other. Or take on both. What is your take on this?

#4 Comment By carley herman On March 3, 2012 @ 3:32 am

I am an aspiring fashion photographer. I think to be a good one, besides being connected to get yourself bookings in the right places, you need competitive prices and service, always be one up on your competitors, have the general fundementals of a good photographer such as a good eye for angles, creativity etc.

#5 Comment By Patrice On March 29, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

I cannot say enough about this Group , it is wonderful and I thank you Beate for having it and taking care , that we are informed and can connect with each other in a very simple way . In the brief hours of connecting with you , I have met and chatted with some of the nicest people in the business .

With Much Gratitude ,
Patrice

#6 Comment By PaulK On June 20, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

Thank you Beate for sharing you expertise with us. It is incredibly helpful for me.
Thank you,
Paul


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