Nearly every successful photographer I know has selected at least one shooter from which to borrow, steal, sample, appropriate, or use as inspiration the lessons someone else has learned. And to be clear, it’s not their pictures that should be appropriated, it’s their wisdom. Modeling is the compass that anyone trying to navigate the business of photography will wisely use to reach their destination with as few detours as possible.
Probably the most frequent conversation I have with photographers is about how to make a consistent living in photography. In those conversations, the subject of working for free to gain exposure or experience is definitely a hot topic. Few people are able to go from just starting out to landing an assignment for Coca-Cola or […]