It’s interesting when someone, including myself, really starts getting into photography they are shooting every day and processing every image from the shoot. As time and skill progress you’ll get paying gigs and soon realize that 80% is NOT actually photography but marketing and networking… and I’m honestly not too sure how I feel about this. It’s always fun and exciting building relationships but my inner introvert clings to the artistic and introspective side of visual art.
Maybe it’s because I’m at the beginning of the middle and it seems like running a photography business is more about building relationships rather than a better portfolio. Maybe as the business grows I’ll be able to focus more on creating rather than running. It’s really just a journey to learn what fits best I suppose. Trial and Error. Failure. 10,000 hours. Yada Yada.
In the end, it’ll be worth the sacrifices and if you’re on the same path – you know it too. Don’t give up!