Visuals - Taking It to the Next Level: Professionalizing Your Photography

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Event Date: 
October 8, 2010 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Day: 
Day 1
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You've gotten to a certain level with your photography. You're good at it; you know it, and increasingly other people do too. They are interested in your work or encouraging you to pursue photography more professionally.This session is led by Jen Yu from Use Real Butter and Helene Dujardin of Tartelette, who were both in different fields before transitioning into full-time photographers, and who will delve into the nitty-gritty of what this profession is really like. According to them the photography itself is probably only 20% of the job of being a professional photographer. As with any consultant or small business owner, the devil is in lots of details. Learn how to plan your workflow, build your portfolio, make business contacts, represent yourself as a professional photographer, attach value to your work, and essentially become a sales & marketing representative of your own work.