So there I was, all prepared and ready, wanting to go out there and start taking photographs, which is pretty much all I knew about photography before starting this journey. I know my style, composition, camera settings, lighting scenarios. I know all this well enough to be able to make it, i was ready ...... Then the whole business side of photography came into play, and it almost shredded me to pieces.
It was not easy to absorb so much information. I am a very organized person, i always keep records, paperwork, and have a very good knowledge of book keeping and excel etc. This was a whole new game, what type of business was I going to be?, how was my portfolio being prepared?, website, business cards, advertising, social media etc.
I took deep breath and started to organize myself. If you ever want to start a business in photography, here are some pointers based on my experience.
The truth is I enjoy the business side, not as much as i enjoy going out and taking photographs, but it makes me feel good, it makes me feel i am part of something i own, and all the sacrifices i make are worth it, because is MY business, and I run it.
Some useful links to get started (UK Only):
Set up a business : https://www.gov.uk/set-up-business
Companies house : https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house