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20 Myths About Becoming A Pro Photographer

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20 Myths About Becoming A Pro Photographer

Starting out as a pro photographer is very exciting. It’s fun to realize that a photography hobby can also be a great way to earn a little extra money on the side. Unfortunately, I have seen dozens and dozens of photographers start out with all the excitement in the world, but eventually fail as a pro photographer.

Sometimes the failure means they simply don’t find enough clients, sometimes that failure means getting sued, sometimes that failure means losing more than you gain, but most often…. that failure occurs when–one year into running the side business–the photographer realizes that it just isn’t bringing in enough money to be worth her time.

It is my hope that this list will not discourage anyone from becoming a professional photographer, but I do hope that it will make you aware of the unbelievably common misconceptions that many newbies have about earning money with photography.

Before I begin the list, I have to point out that OBVIOUSLY these “myths” are not true in every circumstance. Without any doubt, there are people who can pull off just about anything, but I think most competent pros would agree with 99% of what is on the list.

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