For many going into a photography career, the untraditional nature of the job can lead loved ones to be concerned or even disapproving of the choice. This great video examines that dilemma, telling the creator's personal story and offering ideas on how you can deal with that issue.
Coming to you from Chris Hau, this thoughtful video examines the issue of the disapproval you might face from family and friends when you choose a career as a creative. Such negative feedback isn't particularly surprising: being a creative is a less stable career than many other options, and loved ones who don't understand why you would choose a less secure job might discourage you from following such a path. And in fairness to them, that disapproval is often voiced from a place of concern. And that concern isn't entirely unfounded; it's certainly worth considering the risks of going into that career and carefully and honestly assessing your abilities and business acumen before you get started. If you've decided you're ready, though, and you're still facing this sort of feedback, the video above might be of some help. Check it out for Hau's thoughts.
Lead image by Suliman Sallehi.