Some people are born with a natural eye for photography. Composition, lighting and the moment all come out just perfect. Such talent lets them take beautiful photos with ease. But is that enough to succeed in this competitive market and to support a successful career? In today’s video, photographers Tony & Chelsea Northrup discuss the many traits of successful photographers and how it takes much more than just talent if you want to succeed in photography:
Being able to take photos that can wow people is just one part of the equation. The Northrups talk about some dozen more traits that you should have to succeed in the field.
Successful photographers have an inner drive that keeps them moving. To give direction to that drive, they have a vision as well. It is thus essential that you are able to set clear pathways for what you want to accomplish in the long run and continuously motivate yourself and keep working in order to succeed.
And when we refer to long-term goals, also consider that many things can change in this time: technology, methods of media consumption, audience preferences and the media formats are just a few examples. You should know how to react and ride the wave to be able to reap the most benefit.
The Northrups also talk in-depth about other personal traits that are essential if you want to succeed as a photographer. You can listen to their discussion on how confidence, optimism, storytelling and connections in the industry can help you out.
If you’re looking for ideas to help you remain competitive in the photography industry and eventually succeed as a pro, we highly recommend you watch the entire video.
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