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20 Myths About Becoming a Pro Photographer (And their solutions!)

Photographer gives tips to a model during a studio shoot with lighting mods.Starting out as a pro photographer is very exciting.  It’s fun to realize that a photography hobby can also be a great way to earn a little extra money on the side.  Unfortunately, I have seen dozens and dozens of photographers start out with all the excitement in the world, but eventually fail as a pro photographer.  Oh, and I’d hardly exclude myself from this group.  The reason I’m writing these myths is because I’ve made nearly every mistake on this page.

Sometimes the failure means they simply don’t find enough clients, sometimes that failure means getting sued, sometimes that failure means losing more than you gain, but most often…. that failure occurs when–one year into running the side business–the photographer realizes that it just isn’t bringing in enough money to be worth her time.

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