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How to Become a Successful Portrait Photographer
Tamara Lackey
with Tamara Lackey
Mia McCormick
with Mia McCormick
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How to Become a Successful Portrait Photographer
lessons: 5 Course Lessons
duration: 53min
published: 2014
watched: 972 Member Views
How to Become a Successful Portrait Photographer
with Tamara Lackey
Mia McCormick catches up with Tamara Lackey on location for an inspiring conversation about Tamara's journey to becoming a successful portrait photographer. Their conversation begins with a look back at how Tamara got started in photography and we quickly gain some insight into how she turned that passion into a sustainable business. Over the course of an hour Tamara shares her thoughts and experiences on everything from the choices she made early on to develop foundational principles that continue to guide her business decisions into the future, to the importance of developing a work-life balance that keeps you excited about getting up and facing the world each day. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: On Getting Started (free course preview)

After finishing college and a variety of jobs, the road to photography came through her love of photographing her first child. Tamara quickly learned she needed to do things differently to build a successful photography career.

9min, 35sec
lesson 2: On Developing a Guiding Principle

Being able to articulate your reason for existing as a business will provide the foundation for everything else you do as a business.

13min, 26sec
lesson 3: On Pushing Yourself to the Next Level

Recognizing the peak moments and milestones you reach as a business you have an opportunity to rest on your laurels or push yourself further than you ever thought possible.

6min, 57sec
lesson 4: On Building a Business Plan

A business plan is a living document that gets you thinking and allows you to put a plan in place.

15min, 7sec
lesson 5: On Doing What You Love

There are many different ways to build a financially successful business, but you also need to find ways to create a work life balance that keeps you excited about the direction you are heading.

5min, 32sec
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Tamara Lackey
meet  Tamara Lackey
Renowned Portrait Photographer & Nikon USA Ambassador
Tamara Lackey is a renowned portrait photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador whose lifestyle photography, from children's portraits to celebrity portraits, has appeared in dozens of media outlets, including O - The Oprah Magazine, Men's Journal, Vogue, Nikon World, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Today Show. For the last eleven years, Tamara has run a busy, associate-based studio focused on portrait, commercial, and editorial work.
Mia McCormick
meet  Mia McCormick
Video Technology, GoPro & Drone Expert
Mia McCormick works as a Director/Producer for Bluewater Media and is a contributor to B&H Photo. She is the producer and host of several interview series designed to lift the voice of women in this industry. Her break out series of inspirational interviews for B&H called "Women of Influence" received national press. She travels across the county teaching at conferences like WPPI, NECC, and PSW.
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