5 Important Traits of Successful Photographers

Becoming a successful photographer takes a combination of a lot of factors coming together all at the same time to make successful images, some objective and some subjective. And while every photographer will have a unique approach to the craft, there are some common traits that almost every successful creative has. If you would like to improve, check out this fantastic video tutorial that discusses five common traits of successful photographers. 

Coming to you from Jiggie Alejandrino, this excellent video tutorial discusses five common traits of successful photographers. Perhaps the most common trait I notice among the photographers I admire the most is a never-ending desire to keep learning and growing. And really, that is the beauty of any artistic pursuit: there is always additional room to learn a new technique or to experiment with a new idea. This is one of the reasons so many professionals advocate so strongly for always carving out time and resources for personal projects, as the ideas you explore and the images you create in those moments will be what help you to develop a unique and ever-evolving creative voice that sets you apart from the competition and attracts new clients. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Alejandrino.

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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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1 most important trait: plan and take photos regularly that are constantly growing in complexity.