Three Tips for the Novice Photographer

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Three Tips for Novice Photographers


February 4, 2020

Three tips for Novice Photographers


1. Stop Comparing Yourself, Your Skill, and Your Talent.

Comparison is the thief of joy. We are all in completely different stages in our business and skill level. If you take ANYTHING away from this let it be this: do not judge your chapter to someone else’s chapter. Please, do not judge someone’s success based on their social media presence, follower count, or engagement. Focus on your own garden and watering your flowers.

2. Photograph All the Things!

One thing that comes up often in the photography community is the thought that the “riches are in the niches”. Before, you start to leave me some hate mail, I will say I believe wholeheartedly with this statement. HOWEVER as a novice photographer I believe before you really KNOW what niche feeds your soul, you have to photograph all the things. When I first started photography, I started photographing a mix of kids, family, maternity, and couples. As much as I LOVED all my clients and I learned so much about photography I found my passion in couples and weddings.

3. Don’t be Afraid to Be Different & Make Mistakes.

Doubt your doubts. It is okay to think outside the box. Screw the box and think outside of those lines. It is okay to try different poses and ideas. Unconventional marketing strategy? Hell yes. Embrace it. Set yourself apart from the noise. Everyone makes mistakes — established photographers and novice photographers. And, you know what? It is okay. It is human to make mistakes. Learn from them. Set time aside every few months to see what is working for you and what is not. If something isn’t working then fix it.

Kyrsten Ashlay Photography is a Dallas and Southern California Based Destination Wedding Photographer specializing in romantic, soulful, and warm imagery for wildly in love couples. Did you enjoy these Three Tips for the Novice Photographer? Check out Three Tips to Consistent Bookings. If you’re a photography professional and you’re struggling, please know that I am here for you. I want to see you succeed. You have me in your corner cheering for you. If you are wanting a one-on-one learning experience, I would love to schedule a free 15 minute business mindset call with you today.

Are you a Dallas or Southern California Bride? You can also visit my website for more Dallas weddings! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your special day in Southern California or the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, I’d love to hear from you! Or have you seen enough and want to book this Dallas Wedding Photographer for your upcoming wedding or event?! Send me a note and let me treat you to coffee – can’t wait to connect!

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