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Full Time Photographers: Slow Down To Do Some Personal Projects

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The image above is as I shot it with ZERO editing other than minor cropping. It's rare that I post an image that doesn't have some kind of editing; however, I got what I wanted on this image in camera.

As a full time photographer, it can be difficult to slow down and do some personal shooting. I'm guilty of not doing nearly enough personal project photography.

Photography truly is my passion, but as any full-time pro will likely admit, there is often little time for shooting personal projects especially if you have hobbies that you enjoy doing outside of photography. Being a full-time pro is like anything else, you have to find the proper balance.

If you are a part-time photographer hoping to go full-time, you should be aware that lots of things change when doing photography full-time. You'll need to make a conscience effort after becoming full-time to take time to shoot some personal projects.

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David Williams

About The Author: David Williams is a professional still photographer and videographer focusing on corporate and commercial work. His love for still photography began in 1982 while still in High School. David started making money at photography in 1982. David and his wife Brenda started working together in photography in 1988 when they met and were married in 1989. Brenda is the photo editor for the business. David and Brenda have two daughters in their 20's. Please be sure to get a quote for services if needed: our goal is to respond as promptly as possible. You may also call David direct at 919.628.2902. You may share this content using the larger social icons above this bio section. You may find David on various social platforms by clicking the smaller icons to the left of this paragraph under David's headshot. Please visit our home page as well.