What does it take to become a professional photographer? A high quality camera? That goes without saying. A passion for the art form? Absolutely. But believe it or not, the biggest key ingredient to having a successful photography business is exuding constant professionalism.
With the right equipment anyone can pick up a camera, set it on auto, and take a snapshot. Does that mean you can be a professional? Not really. Few people grasp all the technical aspects of photography, let alone understand that being a professional involves 80% sound business practices and 20% skill and talent.
Think about your own business and the important role you play in your chosen profession. You are a hardworking individual that is constantly looking for ways to succeed in their field and to raise the bar higher. You live for a professional challenge, and you enjoy taking on new tasks that will allow your career to thrive. So why should professional photographers not also practice these philosophies? When you are considering hiring a professional photographer, keep in mind that the art of photography to that person is so much more than a hobby; it is their livelihood, their passion, and most importantly, their business. If someone takes their business seriously, it’s because it is their livelihood. And if they take their work seriously, it goes without saying that their top concern is making themselves better and learning new skills that will benefit their customers and continue to keep them satisfied.
This is what you will find at Songs of Life Photography Studio. We are proud to treat our company as the successful business it is. To us, photography is an art form that should be valued, but most importantly, we hold our business practices as top priority. What does that mean for you? It means we are consistently improving and educating ourselves artistically and business wise to best benefit you.
How do we do this? By becoming a Certified Professional Photographer, as I am currently studying to be. A current degree in film to me, while an accomplishment, isn’t enough; I want to challenge myself to take the next step in order to grow in my profession.
Having the technical knowledge that comes from formal training, receiving a certification as a professional photographer, and applying that education to each shoot will create a truly memorable experience. A balance of business and passion will ensure a better quality of images and a broader variety of services and options with Songs of Life Photography.
Come and see our business philosophy for yourself. Schedule your upcoming photography session by calling 630-636-9107 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org today.