I got a chance to shoot a bday party, baby portrait, corp event. And wondering where do I go from here.
Started a site (work in progress) but just not sure where to invest next for props advertising etc. any suggestions would be helpful
Could have used props for the baby. Could have used a macro for the baby but want to spend my money wisely. Gear is in my sig.
Dear Mr. KKC.
Just my Ideas =
1) Now , If You still have a good jobs, Such as Doctor, Engineer, Architect, IT, Graphic Designer-----ETC. Just continue Working on your Old job, And Make the Salary money to buy the New Photography Equipment and Enjoy your Photography Hobby and Some Golf + Traveling.
2) If you hate your old Job, Just Try to find the New job that you love ( But Make a lot of Money too) = Use That New Money to Buy the Photography Equipment and Traveling around the World , on Photographic Vacation-----But If You love The Photography so much than the Money that you make with your old job---Let Jump to the Mud Pool and Play the mud with Millions of the people who think they are the Best Photographers in this world, because they have top of the Line Canon/ Nikon Cameras and 250 L Lenses in his storage shack.
Yes, When you are the " PRO "= who make 80% of their income/ Money in each month from Photography---Yes, The Job will come of DEAD Lines, PROMISE , HEADACHES ---Miss the Dead Line, No new Job, Not Enough money to buy the mink coat for your wife, No real vacation for your family in next ten years---AND PLUS your love Photography Hobby are gone to the drain = Just Pain in the neck to make the Best Photos that make the clients love and happy of final set of Photos, Yes, Although it look like the S___s to you.
Yes, Like to do 3 days= pre wedding and Wedding Photos in Some Beautiful Place far away from your home town, The Real PRO will charge 12, 000 US Dollars Minimum ( Plus free Hotel + Meals from the wedding Couple's Mom and Dad), No, some one can do it for free of charge , If the client provide room + Board + airplane ticket = That Great Vacation for Them too. Yes, You lose that wedding job, Now.
Just 5% of the Great Photographers make their great Income as the Upper Middle class citizen in this world---95% of the World Photographers are the Most Proud People but Poor People with less money or no money---If They do not another job or another income to support their love Hobby.---Yes, If you go to play golf in the Golf club, You can see the Million of golfers play the golf, But How many Tiger Wood , who you know ?
Just is my Idea----Sorry, I might have the Wrong Ideas.
Just do as the great Hobby and get some money if you can---to have FUN, Our Life are too short to worry of any thing that can go wrong.