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How to Make a Living as a Travel Photographer
Colby Brown
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How to Make a Living as a Travel Photographer
lessons: 6 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 25min
published: 2014
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How to Make a Living as a Travel Photographer
with Colby Brown
Larry Becker sits down with professional photographer, photo educator and author, Colby Brown who specializes in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography. Over the course of 90 minutes Colby shares the story of how he got started in travel photography, the importance of immersing yourself in the cultures you cover, why being open to new opportunities is crucial to finding them, his perspective on choosing gear when traveling, and so much more! Throughout his work one can see that he combines his love of the natural world with his fascination of the world's diverse cultures. Each of his photographs tells a story of life on this planet. Colby has dedicated years of his life to combining his passion for photography with his love of travel and adventure. From diving the Great Barrier Reef to climbing peaks in the Himalayas. Surfing the breaks off the North Shore in Hawaii to ice climbing the glaciers of New Zealand. Through these experiences, he has learned the importance of compassion within this dynamic and complicated world we all live in. Lending a helping hand or even a smile can go a very long way. In 2010 Colby helped found Lespwa Haiti, an organization that sets out to bring back the focus on the rebuilding of Haiti. In 2011 Colby founded The Giving Lens, which blends photo education and giving back to local communities. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: On Getting Started (free course preview)

A love of travel is at the core of Colby's passion for becoming a photographer. From there time, devotion to learning craft, being open to new opportunities, traveling extensively, and connecting with the right people opened new doors for building his business.

11min, 25sec
lesson 2: On Communicating with Others

Immersing yourself in a foreign culture forces you to learn how to communicate and make connections with those around you. Those same skills are critical to building your business and brand as you are seeking opportunities for career development.

11min, 9sec
lesson 3: On Wearing Many Hats

Being self-employed requires that you wear many hats. Finding ways to create multiple income streams helps you weather market fluctuations.

14min, 45sec
lesson 4: On Photojournalism

Being able to write is a strong compliment to being a travel photographer. Writing about your experiences, and being able to pitch stories to publications can help round out your income potential.

11min, 57sec
lesson 5: On Social Media

Knowing why you are getting involved with social media should drive which social media outlets make the most sense for you to invest your time. Colby closes this segment discussing how and why he started The Giving Lens.

14min, 25sec
lesson 6: On Copyright and Gear

Protecting your copyright is important for photographers, but Colby also feels it is important to have a balanced approach with the rest of your business. The interview wraps up with a discussion of photography gear.

21min, 25sec
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Colby Brown is a professional photographer, photo educator, and author specializing in landscape, travel, and humanitarian photography. Throughout his work one can see that he combines his love of adventure and the natural world with his fascination of the world's diverse cultures. Colby donates his time to many non-profit organizations, including The Giving Lens, which blends photo education and giving back to local communities.
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