Saturday, June 8, 2013

Photography Tips: How to Be Successful At Photography

Photography Tips: How to Be Successful At Photography

I teach, I shoot, I manage, I do more than I should. I am working hard to be successful at photography.
Things have really blown up for me lately when it comes to photography. I had a choice to make last year and I decided that I needed to make tough decisions and follow through with them. I had a choice wether to follow my dream of being a photographer or go back to school and find a different path. I chose photography. It's been tough but I want to share a few things that I believe have made the difference.

1. If you want to be successful at photography it has to be your life. I can't just do it once in a while. You have to be thinking about it daily. You have to want it.  You have to create the desire for success. You have to keep on learning.

2. You need to be committed. If you give up in a month, well, then what do I say. Make a commitment. Write out a 1 and a 3 and a 5 year plan.

3. Shoot, shoot, shoot!! The more you shoot the more confident you become and the better you get.

4. This was the turning point for me. For a long time I wanted my photographs to look like everyone else's. I liked others work so why not imitate it. This was my biggest mistake. I finally decided to do what I wanted. I didn't know that others would like it but I know that at least my work wouldn't look like everyone else's.  It has paid off. I am setting myself apart and I am getting more work than ever before.

Dare to be different. Dare to be bold. Be confident in what you do and in time you will be successful at photography.

Brian Johnson is the owner and main writer for Buffaloz Photography Training. He is a bit weird at times but is always a fun likable guy. He also owns Missoula Photography School and Ayres Photography. 

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  1. Keep shooting!! I like your work and the information you provide. RM

  2. Ocean Photography Prints
    Thanks so very much for commenting on my photography tip on negative space Moshin ~ so glad you find the photo tip helpful and worth while sharing with your room mate! My best,