No matter what industry you work in, age has a role to play. Depending on the nature of your work, your age will put you at either an advantage or disadvantage. How do you think age affects you as a photographer? Ty Turner from FlashFilm Academy talks about this particular subject and makes it clear how there’s only a very limited downside of working as a photographer as an older person.
Older people looking to turn their passion for photography into a business might feel that their time has passed. In reality, this isn’t true. The age factor in photography only becomes a disadvantage if you need to get very physical. For instance, if you need to walk around with a heavy backpack most of the time, then yes, it might be hard. But when it comes to ideation, execution and generating clients, age is not a factor.
“Every grey hair, every wrinkle that you have shows experience to a business owner.”
In fact, older people can have a bit of an upper hand when it comes to influencing clients. When dealing with a mature photographer, clients might perceive that you know what you’re talking about and could be more inclined to work with you. This gives you a competitive edge in the business world. Of course, this has nothing to do with raw talent. It is still your responsibility to exceed your client’s expectations.
Do you consider yourself too old to be a photographer? Watch the video above and it’ll change your mind.
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