When we are out at photography events one of the most common questions we get is something like this. "What do I need to do to turn Pro?" It's a simple enough question. But it certainly doesn't have a simple answer. After all, what's a "professional"?
Professional, as an adjective, is simply "engagement in a specific activity as one's main occupation." As a noun, it's a "person engaged or qualified in a profession", someone "competent of skilled".
We expect a professional to not only make an income from their work but to do it in a manner that reflects a high level of proficiency and skill. So, what does it take to turn pro? It's far more than just making money.
Someone who is a real professional is committed to their chosen field. They study and practice to improve their skills so they can deliver to their client the best quality product and service they can provide. Professionals aren't perfect. Professionals don't know it all. But, professionals are life-long learners who surround themselves with resources that help them manage their business.
Turning Pro - Webinar
This month we're offering a special 2-night live webinar in which we will be exploring this very topic - what it takes to become a professional photographer. There will be two 2-hour sessions on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24, at 7:00 pm Central Time.
Learn more about this valuable webinar on our website. If you know of anyone that may be interested please do share this with them.