Being Business Minded

It takes a certain business savvy to identify a need in the market and then develop a product that fulfills that need. As photojournalists, we don’t stand to earn a large income based solely on the editorial assignments we bring in, so it’s important to seek supplemental income outside of photojournalism. That’s not to say you’ll need to stray too far. I’ve mentioned before that I own a photography education facility and commercial studio in South Carolina, the Charleston Center for Photography (CCP) (ccforp.org). Along with editorial shoots, I cover commercial and multimedia assignments. The revenue I earn from those enterprises helps fund the photography projects I’m passionate about, and I get to teach several courses, ...

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