I have decided to start a new blog about my experiences in the photography business. Equal parts business and photography, I am hoping this will be of interest to people on both sides of the equation. I’m not sure what will come of my previous blog, which was more of a professional diary listing various noteworthy projects. I may still have some projects posted here, but my goal is to change this into a place where I can lead discussions about business that apply to both artists and non artists alike. [tweetmeme source=”callielipkin” only_single=false]
This change has been inspired by both internal and external forces. Internally, I am constantly soul searching because I find it personally rewarding and I believe that knowing oneself is a strong base on which professional success can grow. Externally because I am constantly being called upon by others in the industry, from students to professionals looking to grow their business, to tell them how I get my clients and how I market myself. Translation: how exactly can they do what I am doing? Some of the topics I plan to cover will be helpful in answering some of these questions.
I believe that successful people are just that because they wake up everyday looking forward to learning new things and accomplishing new tasks. Success for me has been cumulative, ever-changing, invigorating and sometimes seemingly out of reach all at once. I am looking forward to posting regular thoughts about the specifics of my business and learning from others as well. The lines between art and business will most definitely be blurred. Please feel free to email me with questions or topics of interest.