Most people are fascinated by the profession of photography. It’s a hobby that most kids have at a younger age. For them it’s cool to say they are interested in photography. The general notion is that it is a cool job, a relaxing one that pays well. People often say, how difficult can it be to just click a few pictures. But how many of those kids that we saw with a camera slinging on their sides actually ended making a profession out of it. Very few of them follow through and make a career in photography. The others just let their cameras catch dust and move on with something else in life.
Why it isn’t a career option for most
First things first when you are about to start your career parental advice plays a huge role on how your future shapes up. And most parents would say a big no no to the idea that you want to pursue photography as a career. They will always have something to say about so and so who became an industrial photographer or a wildlife photographer and look at the way their lives have turned up and so on. That being said puts a full stop to your dreams of making it in the world of photography.
Another thing you hear from most people who were passionate of photography during their younger days but let the idea sleep as time went on is that they were too scared about the fear of failure. Ask a portrait photographer in Hong Kong and he will tell you about the many blunders he made in front of stern faced, disapproving executives before he had his first flawless photo shoot. Coupled along with the fear of not making it in the world of professional photography was the anxiety of messing up a paying clients’ images. But you have to find it in yourself to overcome this fear.
You also hear most people telling they are not ‘’ready just yet’’ to take that first big step and think about photography as a career choice. But there no such time when we are ready for anything, be it exams or getting married or having a baby. So what makes us think that we will ever be completely ready when it comes to our decision of what we want to work as for the rest of our lives? You may well “slightly” mess up your first wedding or portrait sitting but like everything else it’s all about taking that leap of faith and hoping it all ends well.