Top portrait photographers:
Top portrait photographers have quite the lifestyle because they spent hours shooting influential portraits, have to face celebrities, need to give interviews and of course, be the best at what they are doing. However, while the perks may seem enchanting to a bystander, the downsides are pretty ruthless too. Let’s look at all the ways why top photographers are in a problem:
Humongous work hours:
While you’re off the hook for a nine to five job, you still have to shoot for long hours at a stretch! That’s not all; the odd hours are also included in a top photographer’s business because a shoot cannot be restricted by time constraints. The worst part is that the weekends, which are generally off for most of the people, tend to be your highest paying days because most of the events that you need to cover are done over Saturday and Sunday.
Heavy on the pocket:
While some people are impressed by the money portrait photographers make, they fail to look at the heavy investment that was initially needed. The gadgets, devices and equipment needs to be upgraded every once in a while; and let’s not forget the innate feeling of having the best at hand. The prices are very high, and if you start falling short of clients, you can quite quickly go into a massive loss.
You’re all the task force:
Being in an office is cumbersome but at least you have only one job to do, while other employees handle the rest of the work. As for a top photographer, all the work is to be done by you yourself, or even if you have a helper, you need to supervise. While it is talking to annoying clients or deciding the place for a shoot after a rainy day spoils the fun, you have to manage it all.
Pay scale not definite:
While you make a hefty sum of money, you’re never sure when that might stop. If your work gets out-dated or another photographer takes your place with better skills, you can run out of business as fast as you came in. While top portrait photographers make their mark in their world, they can never determine how long they will work, because it all depends on demands of the customer.
The feeling of being alone:
This comes off as an unexpected point, because a top photographer meets new people every day of the week. They spark up conversations, spend a lot of time on the shoot and bid farewell happily; but that’s it. You can never really be friends with your clients, and you probably never see them again. There is a sad touch to it! Plus, the working hours make it difficult to spend time with your family so while you may be meeting new people, you’re falling short of your relationships.
All in all, we must say that everything in this world has its good side and sadly also, a bad one.