Making the Leap

By November 11, 2013Headlines, Opinion

Every photographer asks this simple question: How do I make the leap to be the photographer I want to be?

A simple question with some difficult answers that can take time and dedication to find. Sports Workshop faculty member, Joey Terrill, boils the question down to the basics of what every photographer needs to do.

“If you want to make the leap from the photographer you are now to the photographer you want to be, what’s the best way to make that leap?

What is the fastest way to learn techniques that will separate you from the crowd? Where can you spend quality time and develop personal relationships with the people who have the power to hire and recommend you for the work that you really want to do? Where can you find the freedom to take some risks and grow as a photographer?

In my opinion, the fastest and most effective path is attending a workshop.

Going through life as a professional photographer provides a richness that would be difficult to match in any other career. I often like to say that photography is the reason that I get to have incredible experiences, meet inspiring people, and then do it all over again the next day. The pictures then become a souvenir of those experiences and a reminder of why I became a photographer in the first place.

“Moving beyond the growing crowd of photographers takes specific steps and a specific plan to get to that elite level.”

Photography is a career many want, but getting to the level you desire can be difficult to achieve unless you have some help. The camera part is easy, of course—buy a camera, acquire some lenses, read the manual, take lots of pictures. But, moving beyond the growing crowd of photographers takes specific steps and a specific plan to get to that elite level.

For more on this topic, visit Joey’s blog here.

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