I’ll try to keep this short and mostly thoughtful. I field quite a few emails which vary from gear (okay mostly gear) to blogging, to business and legal inquiries regarding photography. I may not be the best resource for many of these inquiries, but I can offer my opinion on various matters. I’ve done quite a bit with the gear side of things, so I’m gonna try my hand at some new stuff here. With the new year, I’ve shunned traditional resolutions and tried rather to turn entirely inward in my own personal assessment of what makes me happy, or more importantly, what I can control that makes me and those I love comfortable, happy and healthy. Unless you’re some type of magical farmer/hippy/yeti hybrid that is entirely capable of living off the land and bartering your body hair, somehow legally in some utopian parallel shadow universe, we will need income to survive. Clothing, a roof, food, you know, the basic needs. We (I assume my readers) all love photography, so why not try our hand at combining a love and a necessity by making money as a professional photographer?
The dream of many hard working creative professionals is one born of independence, creative control, self direction, recognition and collaboration with artistic minds enabling a motivating force to push you forward in your craft. There is something to be said about being your own boss, setting your own hours and managing your own business, but this requires you to be a tireless jack of all trades. You must master the business side and all that goes along with it all while maintaining a creative drive, not to mention drumming up business. It is easy to burn out, or fall into a rut, ultimately sacrificing something along the way. What if you could gather great friends, all working in various creative fields with complimentary skill sets to collaborate on projects which benefit greatly from each individual part, making a much stronger whole? I would like to introduce you to the ELK Collective… C’mon in.
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Thanks and happy shooting,