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Thursday, January 03, 2013

I posted this on my Facebook page this morning, and it's had such a postivie response from others, I figured it'd be worth blogging too.  I just started to post a progression shot of my newborn work from 2010 to now, and then decided to give my thoughts on what it's like to be/become a photographer:As I'm organizing files from last year, I wanted to take a moment to share this with you. The top is from my first ever newborn shoot back in 2010. It was free so I could "practice", but as you can see, the pose wasn't really posed, I had no clue about lighting, etc. The bottom shot is one from a session last month. Major difference. I didn't go to school for photography (although it probably would have made things a little easier), my major was actually criminal justice. This all started as a hobby and has grown from there. I'm self taught, so to an extent, I guess that can really help me value all of the hard work that has gone into building a business. I'm going to share my two cents in hopes that it will help at least one person. In this digital world, anyone can be a "photographer". But being a photographer doesn't mean getting a camera for Christmas, starting a Facebook page the next day and offering the session fee and 200 images on a CD for $50 because "there's no way you can imagine charging as much as some photographers in the area". You're cheating yourself and ...