5 Essentials for Starting a Photography Business

When you have gained a lot of confidence in your ability with a camera and have built out a nice portfolio, you might start thinking about going professional. However, even though it absolutely takes those aforementioned items, they are not enough on their own. It takes a good amount of business savvy to create a reasonable income from photography. This helpful video tutorial will show you five essential items that will make your business life a little easier. 

Coming to you from Kayleigh June, this great video tutorial discusses five essentials for starting a photography business. No doubt, one of the most frustrating things to see is a talented creative failing to make a living from photography because they make the common mistake of assuming proficiency with a camera is enough. The truth is that most professional photographers spend only a small portion of their time actually behind the camera; most of it is really spent running, promoting, and maintaining their business, which is a job all itself. Check out the video above for the full rundown from June.

If you would like to learn more about the business of photography, check out "Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography With Monte Isom!"

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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She lost me at 'self-care planner'.

It's ok to take care of yourself, Dan. No one will think you're not tough enough because of it.

So you really want to stand behind that as a 'Essentials for Starting a Photography Business'? You understand the word essential, right?

Yes and yes! Starting a business is extremely difficult and taxing. Burnout can easily end it before it gets off the ground.