Be Prepared To Get Stared At During Photoshoots
It’s truly astonishing! While the idea of taking a photo isn’t new whatsoever, anytime people see a photographer with a legitimate DSLR and a subject, there this natural tendency to see what’s going on. The truth is that if you let the stares make you feel uncomfortable, the only thing that will suffer is the quality of your photos. With time and practice, I’ve learned to kindly address onlookers with smile or pleasant greeting then get back to business.
Speaking of Photoshoots, Successful Photoshoots Take Preparation
Believe it or not, while they look easy these photoshoots take a lot of work! The truth is that the majority of your favorite fashion and lifestyle bloggers are not just out here winging it. With a lot of trial and error, I’ve learned that my best work is produced when I know exactly what I want from my photoshoot. This means planning the shoot date, location, outfits, hair, accessories, makeup, props, poses and shots. It also means freeing up my social calendar to create time to really think through these details.
Business Cards Mean Business!
Public Service Announcement: Business cards have not gone out of style no matter what anyone tells you! If anything, they are proof that you take yourself and your business very seriously. From my experience, business cards are most useful when networking with fellow bloggers, brands, and adding your extra personal touch to thank you notes.
Real Life Relationships Matter
Do not be fooled by social media, while numbers are fine and dandy, real life relationships are key. Take a moment and think about the last time you went to an event. Did you say hello to the host, and thank them for having you? If you did not, were invited back to that event? If not, what would you do differently? My suggestion is to take a moment to get to know the people behind the event, because personally it’s fun, it demonstrates good etiquette, and unbeknown to you one of those people could be a decision maker that can positively impact your career.
Being a Creator Requires A Lot of Alone Time
While creating content continues to remain a passion of mine, it’s actually not as “social” as it looks on social media. It requires alone time for often for ideation, creation, education, and routine maintenance across a variety of platforms. However, I think it’s worth it because it’s rewarding to see the fruits of your labor come to life.