Important Personal Note from Instructor Will
So before we get too deep into this course, I want to take a step back and give you some truth look at photography business from sort of, my personal experience. Um, it's not necessarily for the faint of heart. This is not going to happen overnight. This is something that you have to be ready to dedicate some time to. Um, when you start a photography business, when you start any business, you're not only the craft, you're not only the cook, the restaurant, you know, owner, the photographer, the baker, you are the business owner, you're the accountant, you're the advertising, you are everything. So this is going to take a lot of work and a lot of dedication if you want it to be super successful. Um, and not only that, it's going to take consistency and patience. Um, I know a lot of people who have tried to start photography and get going right after school or sort of change careers or do it at the same time as a full job and they just don't have the patience for it. It is going to take ...
time and consistency. You have to keep up with it. You have to keep on your accounting, you have to keep meeting clients, you have to keep on your instagram, you have to keep updating your website. You have to maintain a good idea of what it takes to shoot a wedding for 14 hours a day or deal with clients who bail on you at the last minute and you lose out on two hours of work. It's not for the faint of heart, It definitely takes a lot of work. It takes a lot of patience. So keep that in mind as you begin this, but also keep it in mind to know that you're not, you know, it's not easy and if you fail or you take, you take, you take a moment to get through a certain phase of this, it's okay. Um, it's hard. It is not easy. Um and if you want to be successful, you just got to keep going and keep at it, but know that you got a long road ahead of you, but it's so worth it and it's gonna be so good. So just keep it up. I just wanted to give you that personal note in addition, it is physical. Uh, if you're shooting weddings and events and you're holding that big giant DSLR um, I might give you a tip to think about using mere lys cameras because using those all day will start to really take a toll on your body. Um, you know, running around doing photos is a little bit of a physical act. So make sure to keep that in mind too is a long term sort of idea about what you want to do and what kind of photography you want to be. Um, the big thing to take away is that uh, it is worth everything and with all your blood and sweat, but just remember it's gonna be hard, it's gonna be fun