What sets good photographers apart from others?
Is it education?
Is it equipment?
Is it your network and opportunity?
Is it being at the right place at the right time?
Is it your willingness to go where others won’t?
Is it your eye?
Is it your creativity?
Is it your interpersonal skills?
Is it your experience?
Is it your confidence?
Is it your self-worth and self-love?
I believe above all of these… a good photographers has at least two…
When people ask me what education I have as a photographer, my answer is that I have no formal education- though I have over 10 years of experience and experience is the best form of education.
When I was starting out in my business last year I had many points where I thought that I should sign up for an online course or go back to school for this. Why? I thought that this would make me more legit. More credible. Better. Worth it. Worthy. The reality is that why waste time and money on that when…
I am doing it, I am living it, and I am good at it.
Education is not always the answer and absolutely sometimes it is. Just don’t let it stop you from actually doing what it is that you want to be doing.
I see some of my dear friends and people in my network who keep pushing what it is that they are really good at and are being called to do… pushing it off and getting degree after degree or certificate or certain certifications, etc. to finally feel ‘worth it’.
Girl, you are worth it! And you’re ready to get after it.
The other quality I believe that good photographers have is interpersonal skills. How we connect with our people. How we interact, make feel comfortable, laugh, share stories, etc.
To really see people…
I’d be interested in what you think makes a good photographer…