Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Downside of a Photographic Career
I know a lot of you think, gee whis (sp) if I only had a photographic career, my life would be perfect. Well maybe. It depends on your definition of perfect. Does perfect mean that you have to tell a bride, I'm really sorry, but the price is the price, because she doesn't understand the work involved in shooting a wedding? Does perfect mean that the thought of shooting something just because, makes you develop a nervous twitch. I, personally love needlepoint. It doesn't involve price negotiations and photoshop. And maybe, here is the most important thing, does perfect mean that you always have to show up and give your personal best at the same time your jollying your clients. Trust me all clients need to be jollied and cosseted and cajoled to show up in a way that will make them look good. If you love photography and don't love client cosseting, hours in photoshop, and knowing what they expect; don't do it. Stay where you are. I love shooting professionally, but the work involved is horrendous and the price it exacts is high.