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