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467: Sabrina Gebherdt - 5 Mistakes All New Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them

April 25, 2024 Raymond Hatfield
467: Sabrina Gebherdt - 5 Mistakes All New Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them
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The Beginner Photography Podcast
467: Sabrina Gebherdt - 5 Mistakes All New Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them
Apr 25, 2024
Raymond Hatfield

In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with Family, Newborn, and Maternity photographer Sabrina Gebhardt, about the importance of personal growth in photography amidst the trials of starting and maintaining a business.

The Big Ideas:

  • Embrace Your Own Journey: Avoid comparing your progress with others; focus on your unique path and growth.
  • Invest in Learning: Prioritize education to build a strong foundation and gradually enhance your skills.
  • Balance is Key: Find harmony between your passion for photography and life commitments to prevent burnout.
  • Practice with Purpose: Set attainable goals and projects that challenge your creativity and technique.

Photography Action Plan:

  • Set Achievable Photography Goals: Decide on a simple, attainable goal you can achieve this week, such as mastering one new camera setting or taking a photo that captures an emotion. Write down this goal and the steps you need to accomplish it; keep it visible for daily motivation.
  • Engage in Daily Practice: Choose a subject or theme each day and capture it using different angles and perspectives. Remember, experience is your greatest teacher. The more you shoot, the faster you’ll bridge the creative gap.
  •  Limit Social Media Influence: Allocate specific times for viewing social media to avoid constant comparison that might hinder your creativity. Use this saved time to focus more on your personal development in photography.
  • Invest in Your Education: Pick a tutorial or course on an aspect of photography you’re unfamiliar with, such as lighting or composition. Consistently applying new knowledge will not only build your skills but also boost your confidence behind the lens.
  •  Initiate a Personal Project: Start a 365-day photo project, giving yourself permission to bend the rules, such as taking multiple photos in one day or not adhering to consecutive daily posts. This project is meant to fuel your growth and enjoyment in photography, not add pressure, so keep it fun and flexible.

Resources:

Grab your free 52 Lightroom Presets at
http://freephotographypresets.com/

Transform your Love for Photography into Profit for FREE with CloudSpot Studio.
And get my Wedding and Portrait Contract and Questionnaires, at no cost!
Sign up now at http://deliverphotos.com/

Watch the Free Maximizing Mini Sessions Video training and start earning money with your camera!
https://beginnerphotopod.com/minis

Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

Show Notes

In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with Family, Newborn, and Maternity photographer Sabrina Gebhardt, about the importance of personal growth in photography amidst the trials of starting and maintaining a business.

The Big Ideas:

  • Embrace Your Own Journey: Avoid comparing your progress with others; focus on your unique path and growth.
  • Invest in Learning: Prioritize education to build a strong foundation and gradually enhance your skills.
  • Balance is Key: Find harmony between your passion for photography and life commitments to prevent burnout.
  • Practice with Purpose: Set attainable goals and projects that challenge your creativity and technique.

Photography Action Plan:

  • Set Achievable Photography Goals: Decide on a simple, attainable goal you can achieve this week, such as mastering one new camera setting or taking a photo that captures an emotion. Write down this goal and the steps you need to accomplish it; keep it visible for daily motivation.
  • Engage in Daily Practice: Choose a subject or theme each day and capture it using different angles and perspectives. Remember, experience is your greatest teacher. The more you shoot, the faster you’ll bridge the creative gap.
  •  Limit Social Media Influence: Allocate specific times for viewing social media to avoid constant comparison that might hinder your creativity. Use this saved time to focus more on your personal development in photography.
  • Invest in Your Education: Pick a tutorial or course on an aspect of photography you’re unfamiliar with, such as lighting or composition. Consistently applying new knowledge will not only build your skills but also boost your confidence behind the lens.
  •  Initiate a Personal Project: Start a 365-day photo project, giving yourself permission to bend the rules, such as taking multiple photos in one day or not adhering to consecutive daily posts. This project is meant to fuel your growth and enjoyment in photography, not add pressure, so keep it fun and flexible.

Resources:

Grab your free 52 Lightroom Presets at
http://freephotographypresets.com/

Transform your Love for Photography into Profit for FREE with CloudSpot Studio.
And get my Wedding and Portrait Contract and Questionnaires, at no cost!
Sign up now at http://deliverphotos.com/

Watch the Free Maximizing Mini Sessions Video training and start earning money with your camera!
https://beginnerphotopod.com/minis

Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


Thanks for listening & keep shooting!