How Hard Do You Have To Work To Succeed As A Professional Photographer? / by Marco Secchi

Because photography is so very competitive, and because the availability of relatively inexpensive tools tempts amateurs to try usurping the role of professional photographer, you have to fight and scrape for every job. I’m not trying to be negative here. I am trying to tell you the truth. Most of the people who hire me to consult with them about their career find out that they just weren’t prepared for the amount of work it takes to make it.

You have to get up five minutes earlier than the next photographer and stay five minutes later. You have to work on weekends. You have to work on holidays. You have to commit 100% to the notion that this is going to be your J-O-B! That’s right. It’s a job. If you’re going pro, this isn’t a hobby, it’s a profession.

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How Hard Do You Have To Work To Succeed As A Professional Photographer?- Going Pro 2010.