5 things a photographer should never stop doing
My obvious number one. As a self employed artist, a photographer should never stop “getting out there” and reaching out to other people in the industry.
— Seeing other photographers as friends
I’ve always found hate and drama between artists SO ridiculous. Yes, other photographers can be your direct competitors, but like in any fields, competition is normal. If you cut off photographers or see them as your enemies, you won’t get anything good in return. If, instead, you actually take the time to network, collaborate, and even share some of your knowledge with other photographers, great things will come back your way!
— Testing, testing, testing …
Never stop shooting for fun! The biggest mistake a photographer can do. I find that I learn even more when I just plan a test shoot with no pressure from anyone, and just enjoy the process. This is when I feel totally free to experiment whatever I want without any constraints.
— Taking a break every once in a while
I think this is a must. Going away from your projects for a couple of days or weeks, can be extremely beneficial. You then return with a fresh perspective!
— ALWAYS wanting to improve and creating something NEW
When I see photographers creating the same quality of work and keeping the same photography style over and over, it just seems to me that they have lost their passion. Some might say that they have found their niche, their own unique style, but I am still convinced that they should never stop exploring and trying new things. For me, it isn’t even an option; I am a very curious person, so I love to learn and discover new things. Sometimes, I just stop myself from doing whatever I’m doing, and switch to something completely different. It rarely works out the first time I try something new tho, but then I try over and over again, always adding something new. All of this bring tons of excitement and fun into doing what I love!