Feeling a bit uninspired lately? It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, you might feel like what you’re doing just doesn’t quite fit anymore. That’s normal too.
Here’s some insight on how to rediscover yourself and find your photography niche:
1. Believe in Yourself: Self-doubt can be a real dream-killer. When you start thinking you can’t do something, you stop taking action. Believe that you can, and you’ll find the motivation to keep going.
2. Define Your Values: Start with your values. What matters most to you as a photographer? How can you connect with your dream clients while staying true to your principles? Finding common ground or communicating your understanding of their needs can make a big difference.
3. Attract the Right People: As you change and grow, your ideal clients may change too. It’s essential to attract clients who align with your values. If you’re struggling to find them, don’t hesitate to seek advice or a fresh perspective.
4. Balance Art and Business: Being a photographer isn’t just about taking beautiful pictures. You also need to run a business. It’s a balance. You can follow your heart and make a living with your art; it just takes some effort.
Sharing Images and Respecting Privacy:
Sharing your work is a vital part of being a photographer. However, privacy laws and awareness are changing how photographers can share their work. Here’s how to navigate this:
1. Privacy Matters: Privacy is a big deal. You may not be able to share every image you take, and that’s okay. Reassure your clients that their privacy is important. Focus on showcasing your style and values without compromising their personal space.
2. Quality Over Quantity: You don’t need hundreds of photos in your portfolio or on social media. People want to see your best work and learn about who you are as a photographer. Highlight your value and respect your clients’ privacy.
In a nutshell, photography is a journey of self-discovery and growth. Embrace change, have faith in yourself, and stay true to your values as you redefine your niche. When it comes to sharing images, prioritize quality over quantity, and always respect your clients’ privacy. This way, you can continue to evolve as a photographer while maintaining your integrity.
Ingvild Kolnes is the host of the Sustainable Photography Podcast, an educator for photographers, and is ready to help you with your photography business.
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This podcast is all about education and inspiration for photographers. A sustainable business is profitable and lasting. Instead of short-term wins you want to make sure you’re doing things that matter. Both to yourself, and to create the business you want. The goal of this podcast is that it will help you build and structure your business around your life, instead of the other way around.
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