How To Become a Professional Photographer Without Assisting: Grace Chon

April 6, 2017

By David Walker

© Grace Chon

Grace Chon learned as an ad agency art director to pre-visualize framing, composition, props and subject. Now she applies that skill to her second career as an advertising photographer. Click to see more of her lifestyle portraits of people and animals.

In 2009, when anyone left in advertising was lucky to have a job, Grace Chon says she told her boss she was quitting to become a full-time pet photographer. She had an MFA in art direction and had worked as an art director for more than five years. At the time, she was at Deutsch/LA, and had just finished work...

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