Getting Started As A Photographer

Okay, more buzzy feeling.  This time, it’s not my fault.  This stupid cough came back, one that I’ve had on and off since last New Year’s, and I went back to the specialist.  He put me back on prednisone for two weeks, and boy, this stuff is hitting me!  It’s like prescribed meth!  I know one of the side effects is “moodiness”, but I didn’t expect it to be a super-happy mood.  It’s only two weeks, but I’ll enjoy the feeling while I can.

Anyway, back to the point.  If you’re seeing this from my main site,, you’ve probably figured out that, as of this post, the main site is relatively new.  It is!  This site stuff ain’t easy, ya know.  If you want to be taken seriously, it’s not as simple as putting some pictures on Facebook and letting nature take its course.  That may have worked in 1990, but that was then and this is now.  So I’m going to talk you through what I’m going through, in starting up my site and all the associated things that go with it.  Hopefully, it’ll cut down your learning curve a little!

So, you’re a good photographer.  You’ve taken some neat pictures, your friends say you’re good at this, and you’ve been stuck taking photos at the family events lately.  You think “hey, everyone’s scoring off my talents, why aren’t I?”  Good question, why aren’t you?  Let’s see…

Q.  What’s the difference between a photographer and a large pizza?

A.  A large pizza can feed a family of four.

According to the government of Canada, in 2005, full time photographers averaged an income of $29,008, and part time photographers averaged an income of $13,987.  I made more than that working part time as a bus boy at a restaurant…back in the mid 90’s.

Still want in?  You’re nuts.  You’re completely insane.  Then again, so am I.  Welcome to the club.

P.S.  Forget the “What my assistant thinks I do” part.  You won’t get to have one of those for a while, yet.  Not unless you bribe friends with beers or the chance to see scantily clad models, but that’s a whole other can of worms.

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