Smart Quote #43: The Reality of a Passion as Business

Smart Quote #43: The Reality of a Passion as Business What you need to decide, is if you really want to be a commercial photographer, or if you just like taking pictures. These are two very different things entirely and it's hard for many people to separate these two things. The Photographer from the Commercial photography business owner. You need to love the business side of things and the challenges that come with that. 

--Photographer Steve Giralt in response to a student's question about becoming a photographer (via APhotoEditor)

If you're interested in becoming a photographer, Steve's answer is a must-read ... check out the whole thing here. And even if your career interest lies elsewhere, his advice above rings true. It's one thing to do something for fun, as a hobby. It's another to make it your business. 

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