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Starting Your Business Vlog Series pt.1 {what’s a ‘professional’?}

Hello and welcome to my 10 part vlog series sponsored by Pretty Presets. Over the next ten weeks, we’re going to be discussing just a few of the different things you need to look into when deciding if you’re ready to venture into charging for your photography and becoming a ‘professional’.

In this first video, I’ll be defining what I mean when I use the word ‘professional’ and looking at the argument from a few different points of view.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bethanygipson Bethany Gipson

    Thank you, Elizabeth! This is just what I needed today.

  • Alicia Jones

    I don’t remember who said it but I liked when they said that not only do you have to be doing it as your profession but you need to have a basic understanding of exposure, lighting and composition and be able to consistently produce good results. I do see how it’s a major grey area though, especially with any creative profession how do you REALLY  decide where the cut off is. Great video, thanks!

  • Brightsparkphotography

    Great Video Elizabeth! I love your down to earth approach and your knack of knowing what novice photographers want to know. Thank you for sharing your knowlege so openly.

  • Julie H

    Thank you! I am so looking forward to the rest of the video series.

  • http://idafotografuje.com/ Ida Rayne

    Thank you Elizabeth! I’ve watched it at a very important moment of my like – just one day after my first photo shoot that I was paid for :D I feel like one helluva professional now! And not juts cos I was paid – but because I loved the assignment so much that it made it crystal clear to me that this is what I wanna be doing for a living! Thank you for your blog, for your photo page… for all support that you give me personally, without even knowing that you’re doing it!

  • MalinB59

    Thank you, so much!!  Great information for anyone who loves photography!!