by Lisa Beaney Published
With Mark I have tried things I wouldn't have tried otherwise and photographed people in places I wouldn't have photographed them. Having someone push me out of my comfort zone has been good for me even if I didn't always enjoy it.
Working with Mark and his team has been great and the amount of work they have put in to PhotoTraining4U is incredible. Yes, it is a business, but it is also a fairly unique resource for photographers to use as much or as little as they choose at a very affordable price.
Over the last year I decided on the areas of photography that I want to specialise in. I would rather be excellent in one or two areas than average at everything. Also on a practical note it means we can be far more focused with our marketing budget.
I started 2008 with a five-year business plan, I'm now just over half way through my third year full time and we are on track. It has not been easy and I hadn't planned for a recession but we are building the business.
My photography business needs to pay the bills. This is it. I don't have a husband with a full-time job elsewhere; I don't have a second job myself.
I will be talking candidly at the Convention in January about the practicalities of changing careers, planning your business and then growing it through the early years. I have nothing to sell you but I do have nearly 20 years' experience in a wide variety of businesses.
The Societies of Photographers Convention and Trade Show at The Novotel London West, Hammersmith ...
You have 267 days until The Societies of Photographers Convention starting on Wednesday 16th March 2022