I started out with photography because I was quite literally drowning in my sea of babies and diapers and no sleep and nothing that felt like ME anymore. I wanted something just for me and to learn how to capture my children as they grew. I didn’t care about money.
But somewhere along the way, I started shooting for other people and started charging money (just costs) and then I started charging more as the clients take me away from my children (who are the reason I started photography to begin with). And it is a job I love.
But it is not an easy business. Not at all. And every once in a while someone comes along who tells you how it is, whether or not that’s popular, and I listen to people like that. Zack Arias is one of them.
He tells it like it is. We hear too much of “you are amazing” and end up thinking “likes” on facebook equal success.
Rainbows and unicorns do not always equal dollar signs.
But I am a perpetual optimist who believes that if you feel passionate about something, and work really hard, you will end up successful. I think some people forget the work really hard part is all.
What do you think?