Learning how to use a camera, control lighting, and edit to consistently produce compelling images is hard enough, but turning that into a successful business is an entirely different challenge altogether. If that is something you have been wondering about or struggling with, this great video contains an important reminder to help keep you from becoming discouraged.
Coming to you from Perea Photography, this awesome video discusses why it is so hard to build a successful photography business, and though it is aimed at landscape shooters, it really applies to just about any genre. I think this really serves as both motivation and as a good warning to anyone thinking of making the jump to professional. As you will see, of the 16 items on the list, only two have anything to do with photography. Running a successful photography business often has a lot less to do with taking and editing photos than you might think, and you might learn that you enjoy the freedom of taking images as a hobby more in the long run. It is definitely something worth thinking about before you take the plunge into the professional side of things. Check out the video above for the full rundown.