Becoming a professional photographer can be a scary thing, especially because, unlike a traditional job, the pathway to sustainable success is much more nebulous and often changing. What are the most common fears people have about becoming a pro? How can you mitigate those fears? This excellent video features an experience professional photographer discussing the topic.
Coming to you from Scott Choucino of Tin House Studio, this insightful video discusses two of the most common fears photographers have over going pro, namely fear of leaving a day job and being unsure of how to market their skills. While these are important things to think about, I think it is also important to note, however, that fear is often a healthy thing. Being a professional photographer is a risky venture, particularly in today's climate, and as such, it is a decision that should not be made lightly. I generally think that no one should go into a creative venture as a profession unless they cannot imagine themselves doing anything else, but if you have the passion, the talent, and the work ethic, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling career. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Choucino.