With me being only at the beginning of my YouTube career, I find myself daydreaming about expanding my audience and bringing more value to growing photographers alike. With that being said, my curiosity is sparked at understanding the mental hurdles that accompany one’s growing success on social platforms. For that, I talked to Hayden Pedersen
To capture what you love is the sole reason we are photographers. From portraits to landscapes, the passion is the same. In this piece, I ask Tom various questions revolving around the craft of landscape photography and his passion for it.
Just to be completely honest and transparent with you, I’ve been close to giving up on the art form I love countless times now. Its not because I don’t love photography, because I do. Its more so due to the demotivating places I was putting myself in when trying to start a photography business.
Businesses have so much going on, so to have one ‘go-to’ resource for pictures is an extremely valuable asset. Let me breakdown the top 3 things (aside from quality work) that I have found to be effective in booking repeat business.
So why is a commercial photographer writing about positivity and faith? Well, why not? In order to pursue a career in the creative industry you will need to stay positive and have faith in your work. Sometimes, I’ll find myself on a 4 to 5 hour shoot and have to spend up to 25% of that time problem solving because of an error caused by myself and/or the client.
A couple of years ago, I quit photography. There was a side to the craft that I saw and didn't like. I generalized the craft based on my own negative interaction and looking back now I see how stupid I was. Although, I would've still been in that mindset if not for a specific individual (Mr Andrew T. Kearns).
After applying one of Chris Hau's tips on getting in-front of clients and successfully acquiring an opportunity, I figured that it only made sense to reach out on how to... well... not mess up the opportunity.
Working hard doesn't necessarily mean that you are making progress. It isn't easy to admit you've placed eggs in the wrong basket but being open to feedback and advice is CRUCIAL in order to grow. This is why I reached out to Jamal Burger (@Jayscale).