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The Enthusiast's Guide to Travel Photography by Jordana Wright

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8. SET YOURSELF UP FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC SUCCESS

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ONE OF MY first photography jobs was the unglamorous position of preschool portrait photographer. It was both wonderful and terrible. I worked for a national company with a consistent style and clear expectations of how the final images needed to look. Every single day, I photographed anywhere from forty-five to three hundred kids between the ages of six weeks and six years. There were props, heavy backgrounds, hot studio lights, and an endless stream of snotty noses to wipe. It was, by far, the most exhausting and thankless gig I’ve ever had.

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