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Old Nov 20, 2010, 2:59 PM   #11
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talked to a guy in my town that does it might be helping around his studio and learning
That's almost as good as having an uncle in the business. You get a chance to learn from the ground up (probably starting with a broom). There are a lot of details to learn along the way, and tricks of the trade. (that is the same in any business - schools tend not to teach the shortcuts that make things profitable)

Good luck, and I hope it works out well for you.

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I agree with Justin, You would really be suprised at the number of people who treat their dogs as well (sometimes better) than their children. Some become empty nesters, and have their animals fill the slot. Others want something to hang on their walls as tribute to the loyal friends they admire. Either way or for what ever the reason, (just as in childrens photos), I have yet to meet a dog (or cat or horse or pig or whatever) that doesn't want a picture of their animal.
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I have yet to meet a dog (or cat or horse or pig or whatever) that doesn't want a picture of their animal.
??? Do your pets have pets? aghhhh it never ends!
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??? Do your pets have pets? aghhhh it never ends!
Hey....if the dog has the cash I'll take it
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 11:33 AM   #16
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I was wondering how to get into this field not about if u take dog pics or not sorry
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 11:38 AM   #17
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I was wondering how to get into this field not about if u take dog pics or not sorry
Lighten up Francis
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 11:46 AM   #18
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Let me elaborate - the advice to consider pet photography is valid advice. So whether or not people make money of photographing pets is very relevant. A couple tongue-in-cheek messages really don't diminish the advice. Having a sense of humor is actually important in any profession - especially one like professional photography where you deal a lot with personal interaction (except for the rare person earning a living doing wildlife or landscape photography). If people sense you take yourself too seriously that can lead to a negative impression of you. Then your work product has to be that much better to overcome their perception of you. Success is not just about photography - your interpersonal skills and business acumen will likely have more to do with your success than your ability behind the camera.
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I was just messin I understand the meaning of the advice
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i was just wondering whats the best way to become like a professional photographer. like do u have to go to school. like what are the steps u gotta take to do this profession for a living
very good PR skills, good business management skills, above average (above average is a relative term ) skills and you are in business .
the competition is worse than in IS/IT field, which pays my bills, so I keep photography as a hobby , some freelance work here and there doesn't count.
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