I founded Your Photo Advisor in December 2017 as a way to teach myself photography and help creatives monetize their craft. Even though I have made decent money with my photography skills and services, I would still consider myself a hobbyist photographer.
I have found many photographers who claim to be experts that barely cut the mustard and I don't want to come across in the same sleazy way. It is a priority for me to be as transparent and be of help to you as much as possible. This way you stand to get a fresh take on photography, knowing what is immediately interesting and what works.
If you are not a beginner photographer and wonder what you're still doing here, I am an expert in IT and the business side of things. Here's probably the most relevant info I can help you with:
- Knowledge on files and storage.
- Knowledge on operating systems.
- Knowledge on platforms.
- Knowledge on integration and automation.
I have had a pretty extensive IT career but this is probably the most relevant IT information to photography. What this essentially means is that I am tech savvy, with over 16 years of professional experience in IT, not including thousands of recreational hours. Not only can I grasp technical concepts quickly, but I can also recommend hardware and speak to IT with authority that few photographers can.
- MBA with international honors.
- Making money online since 2002 in multiple ways.
- Ran 2 separate, successful freelance operations in my field.
How I can help photographers with business and freelancing is self-explanatory. What makes this interesting, at least to me anyway, is how often photographers and other creatives came up when I was intensely studying personal finance. Stick around to see what I mean!
Therein lies my commitment to you. If I'm going to learn photography, I have to:
- Share what I learn about photography.
- Talk to pros who do this for a living.
- Share gear and tips that work.
- Share what photography courses are worth the time and cost to go through them.
- Share what worked for me on making money in other industries.
- Explore the best ways to get work in this field. A little workforce development is always a good thing!
Here are some of my favorite photography websites:
- https://photographylife.com/ (has a lot of tutorials, ultimate guide style)
- https://shootdotedit.com/2017/10/best-photography-quotes-photographers/ (good quotes for learning)
And here are some of my favorite photography courses:
Stick around to see everything I'm learning about photography, and of course, get some tech and business nuggets of wisdom. To read more about what this site is about, head over to the About YourPhotoAdvisor Page. If you want to reach out, head over to the Contact Page.
All the best,