TIPS60 – Balancing shooting what you love and shooting what pays the bills
Here is another of our videos offering tips and inisights into the business of photography. a transcript of the video is included after the jump.
TRANSCRIPT:Here are a few thoughts about balancing the fun photography and the photography that pays the bills. I'm John Harrington. When you do going out and taking phone calls for doing photo assignments, some of those assignments are exciting, a lot of fun, a lot of energy, you come back and you're like so blown away because you totally were in love with the the assignment that you did. Then there's the ones that you groan and say, “”Gosh, I wish I didn't have to go do this today””, but the reality is that you have to strike a balance between what you love to do and what pays the bills. There are a number of times I've gone out on a variety of different assignments and I gone, “”Oh, I just would rather not be here””, but the reality is that it is what pays the bills. I would encourage you if you're doing a lot of that bill paying photography go out and spend some personal time doing the photography that you love just to kind of keep your creative juices flowing, to keep yourself happy and upbeat. There is always going to be a balance of doing what you do for love and doing what you do because it has to pay the bills.
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