Sunday, October 16, 2011

It takes time, patience and perseverance to succeed in the business of photography.
Building your photography business takes time.

It took me seven years to build my photography business to a point where I could support my family with it.

It took me twenty-two years to get an image on the cover of time magazine.

It took me ten years of producing stock photos before I could free myself from assignment work.

Seventeen years elapsed between the time I first showed my book to Portal Publications and the when they gave me a line of greeting cards.

To go from one visitor a week to a thousand a day, on my website, took me three years of intense work.

It took six months of long, long days to gain proficiency in Photoshop.

The last stock photo I created took me three days of work.

Building a photography business, stock or assignment, takes time. The question is, do you have the patience and the perseverance to make it work?

1 comment:

Microstock Posts said...

Very good point. It's all very well having talent, but success in this business generally doesn't come over night. Patience and perseverance are as important as talent. Congratulations of your successes and for maintaining patience.