Success does not come easy. And you cannot simply become successful by following a commonly taken path. In fact, often you need to be an outlier in order to succeed. Innovation matters. This principle is as true in photography as anywhere else. In order to succeed in photography, you need to seek opportunities in areas where others wouldn’t think to look. In today’s insightful video, photographer Ted Forbes talks about success in photography:
During your journey as a photographer, you will come across a lot of opportunities. But the catch here is that such opportunities are not always so obvious. They can be difficult to identify. Also, don’t make the mistake of expecting someone else to hand an opportunity to you. The key to success lies in your ability to identify opportunities and make the best of them. Forbes shares some instances of how one of his friends was able to do this, and ended up establishing himself as one of the most sought-after photographers in his niche.
Another common mistake that people often make is not considering the efforts and sacrifices made by a successful person. Judging from the outside, we cannot tell about the years of work someone might have put in to succeed. It’s easy to assume that success was handed to them, or they just got lucky. The reality can be far different.
The key takeaway from this video is the fact that there’s no easy road to becoming a successful photographer. But it doesn’t mean that the destination is impossible to reach. The key is to find a void and work your way to fulfill it. When you’re determined to reach your goal, nobody can stop you from achieving it.
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