The Golden Rule – Have Fun
Sometimes we forget why we start a hobby or profession. We can get so caught up in the process that we lose sight of why we started something in the first place.
When it comes to photography, that happens all to often. Most people start shooting in their spare time and just enjoy the process of getting the camera out and trying new techniques. If people pursue it further, they may have friends or family asking if they can get a photoshoot done. One thing leads to another and you might have started your own photography business. You may shoot weddings or portraits, but you might have thought you don’t want to lose the passion that you started with.
Do this sounds familiar at all?
Most people that I talk to in the photography world has a similar story. However, a lot of time, once it becomes a “business” a lot of the fun goes out of it.
It becomes work and a hassle. You take photos of the same thing over and over again. The last thing you would want to do it take more photos in your spare time.
Tip #1 – Enjoy The Process
This weeks tips is to do exactly that. Go out and have fun again. Try new things and experiment with different lenses, lighting, backdrops, etc…
Always try to push yourself to move your photographer skills to the next level. No matter how many photos you shoot a week, always try to make a percentage of them just for you.
You can even push yourself on the editing side. Don’t have a budget? Just use YouTube tutorials to find new things in Photoshop or whatever editing software you use.
There really is no end to what you can try out when in comes to photography.
Just remember why you started in the first place and never lose that spark!