I had a suggestion from a fellow YouTube Subscriber who wanted to know my business game changers from software and gear to experience and growth. I have reflected on the past five years and wanted to share some of my top changes on how I grew my photography business.
There are three different experiences that helped me grow my photography business:
A few tips and advice that helped me was to have a full framed camera body and an 85mm 1.41 lens. The camera body was able to handle a higher ISO and the lens helped give me a look that I loved. That soon became my personal brand. Having my own brand really helped my business take off. Try out different gear sets to find your own brand and style!
Editing can be a difficult piece to try and find your style. I used Lightroom at first, but quickly found out that I could have a better platform that worked with my editing style. Lightroom is great, but it was tedious and took forever to edit. I soon took a class by Jared Platt on Creative Live. This was a huge game changer in my editing style. The class guided me on how to become organized with my gallery along with achieving the edits I needed. I would highly suggest this class.
Here are three softwares that helped me grow my business:
Here are three of my top book suggestions that helped me grow my photography business:
Mindset is a tough thing to overcome, but if you can switch the way you think to a more positive outlook, the more you will go forward with your business. My mindset was holding me back. I had to remember that everyone I looked up to, whether it’s other photographers or people in general, are also human. Another hurdle I had to overcome was asking myself “Why not me? Why can’t I do this?”. That helped me to believe in myself and to have the grit to grow and become successful with my business. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!
Lastly, I wanted to share with you advice that will hopefully go a long way. The Compound Effect helped me realize that everything that I do everyday adds up to something. It helped me to not get discouraged about putting in time for the smallest thing, or if my blog wasn’t growing at the rate I wanted it too. Remember that everything you do each day will be put into effect somewhere in your business. It doesn’t just stop at one experience, but continues to grow with many experiences.
That’s it! Here are all of my secrets on how I grew my photography business and continue to be successful and thrive. If I can do it, I know you can too! Be sure to check out my Youtube video on my “Photography Business Game Changers” and tell me about your biggest game changers!