Three Lies You Will Tell Yourself on the Way to Becoming a Professional Photographer

A brief look back at just some of the many ways my own mind has played tricks on me along my journey from hobbyist to working professional.I’ve been a professional photographer now for over 15 years. A lot of frames have developed and hair has disappeared in the meantime. While I very quickly started making money with my new hobby, in the beginning, turning it into a profitable career was, and still continues to be, an endless journey of discovery. A process of thinking you have it all figured out, only to have your assumptions shattered one by one along the way.The actual list of every single thing I’ve learned from my first assignment to the most recent one would consume an internet worth of digital ink. But here are just a few bits of wisdom I’ve learned on the road, then forgotten, then relearned, then forgotten again. Hopefully, for those of you who wish to make this more than a hobby, these lessons might help you as well. So, without further ado, here are three things I told myself starting out that have turned out to be absolute hogwash.

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