There’s a new show to watch in the Photography Mastermind Group.
If you haven’t joined the group, please head over and join today. It’s a great group of motivated, professional photographers who are learning and sharing the ins-and-outs of marketing and running a successful photography business. There are lots of great conversations happening, and more live chats planned!
Twyla has been in business for five years. In that short time, she has become well known for her emotive images and distinctive editing style, but when she started, like many new photographers, her vision and style weren’t as clear as it is today. It took time to develop and hone in on the work and things that she loves. In the beginning, Facebook groups played a big part in helping her figure out what she likes and have continued to be instrumental for networking, friendship, and support. While groups and social media, in general, can be great for motivation and inspiration, it’s important to stay true to who you are and not compare yourself to others.
Twyla and I also talked about outsourcing. At one point, she said, “You can do it all, you can do everything, but then you can’t do anything else.” This is so true! It’s so important to acknowledge the parts of your business that you enjoy and the parts that you hate. To recognize the things that hold you up or keep you from wanting to sit down at your desk. For Twyla, one of those things is culling. You might be surprised to learn that it’s not so much that she doesn’t like doing it but rather that she recognizes that her attachment to the images she takes leads to her spending way to much time doing it and delivering more images to her client than they need or expect.