Five Essential Habits for Aspiring Professional Photographers

Understanding the habits that can propel a photography career forward is crucial in this rapidly evolving field. This helpful video features an experienced photographer discussing five such habits.

Coming to you from Laura BC, this helpful video shares five key habits that significantly contributed to her professional journey. The first habit she emphasizes is the combination of practice and perseverance. This advice is particularly important as it addresses the common issue of not using the camera enough due to busy schedules. She stresses the importance of regular practice and learning from mistakes without getting discouraged. Another habit she discusses is continuous learning. This habit is crucial, as the photography industry is dynamic, with constant advancements in techniques and technology.

She also highlights the importance of balancing learning with creating. Photographers should make it a habit to regularly use their cameras or smartphones to practice their skills. This habit ensures that you don't get caught up in a cycle of consumption without application. Additionally, she discusses adapting to modern platforms for showcasing work and attracting clients. Her insights into using platforms like Instagram and TikTok effectively are particularly relevant in today’s digital age, where online presence significantly impacts a photographer's visibility and success. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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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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BRAVO!!! Ok for the bugs get Skin-So-Soft it works. They will not come near you. I like doing sunrises and sunsets also Milky Ways. It is like this you spend all night doing Milky Way in many different location all night BUT when the red/orange light glows on the horizon that only the camera sees first is when the noseeums come out and the sunrise photographers invade (no help for them) but they always ask why the bugs not bothering you! Also some garlic on some eggs before going out.
I am a hobbyist but i learn from many Pros via Fstoppers and the YouTube. You have great advice for all.