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Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. by Zack Arias

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Gettin’ paid in Cincinnati.

Q: WHAT CAN I DO TO GET TRUE PAID WORK AS A PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER? I’M IN CINCINNATI AND I KNOW YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THE MARKET IS LIKE HERE AS OPPOSED TO ATLANTA, BUT I JUST MEAN FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER TRULY TRYING TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THIS ART FORM WE LOVE.

A: Scratching head.

I can’t answer this other than to say that you have to get up off your couch and go out into your world and meet people. And meet more people. And get “connected.”

You have to be able to communicate what you do and how you do it and who you do it for and where you do it and how much it costs for you to do it. You know—like a prostitute. That theme has popped up before, but it got me quoted on APhotoEditor.com so I’m going ...

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