I was recently interviewed about my thoughts on running a professional photography business. If your camera and knowledge are tools for making you money, thi…
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thanks… you should check out my photo’s as well.
I’ve found these videos and thoughts very helpful and I AM a professional
with twenty years experience! I’m completely self taught and had a
reasonable good career and done some very interesting work, but as I said
I’m self taught and made a lot of mistakes especially on the business side
of things and paid the price for it. Also the recession hit me hard
followed by an injury which left me out of the game for three years. This
game can be a lonely business no matter how many models come through your
door & you can lose sight of things you need to do no matter how simple
they may seem to others. So even the statement “You may not be as good as
you think you are'” can make you rethink your work. A lot of what Karl has
said here I’ve already done but some things have hit home to me. Now my
injury is on the mend its time I actually created images as good as I think
I can produce, need to get a new site sorted as well so I’d better get on
Those 43 dislikes are probably the bad photographers who aren’t making it.
uhhh durrr take great photos, let people see them. durrrrr,end of story.
You are, by far, one of my favorite and more respected photographers out
there. Great interview.
One can be an absolutely brilliant photographer with a fantastic portfolio,
yet lack all the basic skills of tutoring and teaching making him a
horrible educator. Same thing applies the other way around as well. One can
be a fantastic educator with all the possible knowledge about the theory of
photography, yet not have the creative artistic eye a photographer needs.
Personally, I’d pick the latter as an educator.
You cannot judge a person’s ability to educate someone based on something
which requires a totally different skillset.
Now, if one has both the creative eye and the skillset of an educator then
you have a match made in heaven. Yet, you should also take in consideration
the persons pricing. I’m a starting photographer and planning to put up
workshops for the people who have just bought a camera and have no idea
what ISO or shutter speed are. I don’t have a strong portfolio yet I’m an
excellent educator (sounding selfish, maybe, yet I know thise for sure).
I’d say I’m far more than qualified to explain and illustrate these
concepts. Would I put up a workshop about a four light studio setup?
Absolutely not because I’ve never done it nor don’t know the theory behind
One of the best no nonsense videos I have seen from a Pro Photographer on
Karl I definitely admire your work, but do not agree with everything you
are saying “reputable clientele” to be a great photographer.
I would love to be your apprentice …
What’s so difficult about clicking on a button to take a picture? lol
Actually some photographers make more money by giving courses, ads on
websites, selling stuff etc instead of taking or selling pics. I’ve noticed
that in photography it’s not just important what you know, but above all
WHO you know. That doesn’t mean Karl Taylor isn’t a great photographer.
Just saw the video.. great and you have explained it superbly.
also visited your website. Nice Work..
Photography is who i am
The one thing you said which I was just telling my wife was that a lot of
photography is to 2D, predictable and people just fall for it.
#Preach …the truth hurts.
I will disagree about that whole “compare to the best ones” yeah obviously
You have to develop yourself but market is open for everyone. In market
there is place for people that do okey work like in factory charging 600
quid for it and there is place for artist that will blown your head and
charge 5000 quid for wedding. If someone do not have talent they can still
be successful, maybe they will work way more to achieve standard of life
that someone how is better can afford in easier way.
He said it in one..You Have To Take Great Pictures…! Iv`e seen people
take Great pictures with crap cameras and seen plenty of people take really
bad photo`s with expensive ones. Be critical about your own pictures don`t
try to like them when you know their poor, take it on the chin and chuck em
in the bin, then start again.
If your new to photography don`t use the cheap lenses they give away with
cameras, buy the body them get a prime lens say 28 or 50 mm and work only
with that, the standard of your images will determine how well you might
do, Oh ! and how hard you work. My tutor said ` If you want to make loads
of money do something else, or be prepared to…..Work Work Work.
I enjoyed watching every bit of this! Thanks so much for the advice!
Out of all the videos I’ve watched to try and educate myself to be a better
photographer you are the best. What’s the course for your videos.
Good stuff Karl, especially re portfolios. Them that can do. Them that
what sort of images should your portfoilo have in it and where should u go
to set a website up
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