TIPS60 – How much time do professional photographers actually spend making photographs?
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 on on how photographers actually spend their time. I'm John Harrington. Most people, when they think about photographers and photography, think, “” Oh, I'm gonna be traveling the globe, slinging the camera on my shoulder, the camera bag, seeing the world, taking pictures”” and that's that. The reality is it's nowhere near the case. Most photographers spend, on average, about twenty percent of their time making pictures. The rest of the time is administrative. If you think about a wedding photographer for example, they may spend six to eight hours on a Saturday making pictures and maybe six to eight hours on a Sunday making pictures, but they're spending Monday through Friday doing post-production, talking a prospective brides and grooms about working, there's such a variety of things that they're doing that isn't making pictures and every job has its boring aspects, but for photographers you really can count on about twenty percent of the time to be making pictures and the rest doing administrative and paperwork. So that's about about how long photographers spend making pictures.
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