Becoming a professional photographer is a dream of many, but the road to getting there is anything but short and straight. So, how long does it take to actually get there? This great video features an experienced photographer discussing the journey and offering some helpful insight and tips for finding success along the way.
Coming to you from Scott Choucino of Tin House Studio, this awesome video discusses the journey to becoming a professional photographer. If this is a dream you are serious about, I think it is worth noting that a lot of even the most successful photographers (including many featured here) made the transition gradually. In other words, instead of just quitting their job one day and jumping into photography full-time, they continued to pull their primary income from whatever job or career they already had and built up their photography portfolio and business on the side until it was to the point where they could reasonably derive their primary income from it. Not only is this a safer method financially speaking, it can help you feel a bit more confident when you do decide to make the switch. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Choucino.