There are many differing opinions out there on what is appropriate for “my type” of photographers. Should they charge? Should they have a website? Are they ruining the industry? Should they just go away? Should they define and label themselves publicly as “hobbyist” photographers so as not to lead potential clients on?
And I of course, have my own opinion.
There are many reasons why I don’t own a photography business.
The short answer = Running a photography business completely ruined my love of photography. I didn’t have the time. I didn’t have the desire. I have four kids, a husband in school and a brain that leans completely to the right. (see image below)
I had to come to terms that right now, in my life, is not the right time for me to be trying to run a business. Maybe someday. But not now. It has been over two years since I stopped my business and the last two years have been bliss!
That however, has no bearing on my love of photography. On my desire to take pictures every day of my life. And not only to take pictures, but to SHARE them with everyone.
I want to share my work in the simplest, but most professional way I can.
Why does it matter? Why do I need a fanpage? Why do I NEED a professional website? Why do I need a photography blog?
Photography is not just something to pass the time or hobby for me. It is a passion. It is completely 100% a part of who I am.
Whether I run a business or not. And if this offends you…..ummmm sorry?
BUT there is a reason for this post. And that is, today I am sharing my new online portfolio.
It is simple and basic. Exactly what I wanted my portfolio to be.
And, I want to share it with YOU!
And to celebrate I am giving away 1 BLOG YOUR ART TEMPLATE SETS to 5 lucky readers.
Simply comment below and tell me why photography is special to you and I will pick my favorite 5 answers ♥
Thanks for looking!
**I also want to say I am not opposed to charging money and lots of it for photography. I honestly DO think if you are going to run a business, make it worth your while. There are many costs including TIME and charging a good amount is not wrong!!!**