Every 6 months or so I comtemplate going into business, then I think about it far too much and get scared and don’t do it. I go online and google photographers in my area and there are so many, I think how will I compete?
I do have people telling me my photos are beautiful and I should do it as a job but sometimes I don’t think I really believe it.
Then there is pricing, and equipment, my dear old 350D is so “old” in camera years now and the image quality is less than what I am happy with at times (low light conditions it fails dismally). So a definate upgrade is needed.
One thing I do know is I would market myself in the baby/family portrait category, because I have had the most experience there!!
Then another thing I think about is time, I am so busy now, how would I fit it all in? I suppose I don’t have to jump in head first, if it means a shoot here and a shoot there, I would be happy with that.
So to all you photographers out there who do it as a job whether it be part time or full time, how did you start out? Did you have all the gear first or did you start with not a lot?
How did you market yourself? Get noticed? Any replies would be a great help!