5 Financial Steps to Launching a Photo Career—and Avoiding Pitfalls

April 5, 2013

By Research Lindsay Comstock

© Michael Christopher Brown

When Michael Christopher Brown won a prize in the College Photographer of the Year contest, he mailed one of his prize-winning images to only one photo editor.

Launching any business requires some tricky financial decisions. You need the resources to cover start-up costs, like paying for gear and promotions, and living expenses while you build a clientele. Starting your own photography business has additional challenges. You need time not only to build a portfolio but to keep shooting new work, freelance work can be feast or famine,...

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