ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

How to Channel a Daily Vision into a 20-Year Photography Career

Screenshot of article posted on 99UCross-posted from 99u. [By Molly Gottschalk]  “Q. What other advice would you give to your younger self or to photographers embarking on the beginning of their careers?

A. Wake up early. And don’t sleep too much. I usually wake up between 6–7am, and I’m accomplishing more in a year waking up early than I did over a decade in my twenties because I slept in. Plus, the light’s so much better in the morning. I was always kind of like, “whatever, morning light, twilight’s nice too.” No. The morning is amazing. Definitely just get up and don’t sleep in.

Also, wait around. Don’t just do it as quickly as you can and leave. Wait for the light to get better. I still fight myself on this one, but a lot of times you get there and you just want to shoot it and you work with it. But you just gotta wait.” 

How to Channel a Daily Vision into a 20-Year Photography Career

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