GROW your photography business FAST! – Tips

GROW your photography business FAST! – Tips


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  1. Love how honest this video was you told us your back story and weren’t ashamed of it or try to make seem like you were miserable doing it , like other content creators talk about awesome !!! Man

  2. Great video man, I'm definitely going to think about this over the next few days. I naturally capture landscape and nature photos best. I've always been inspired by walks in nature and stories of nature (Walden by Henry David Thoreau). I'm not sure where this leaves me, or where the gap is in this area that I could fill, but I am definitely going to give it some thought. Thanks again!

  3. ahhhh freaked out when you said new market. Ontario represent! Don't see a lot of YouTubers in Ontario, let alone the GTA. Well except Lilly Singh, but shes a hell of an exception. Love your videos, love your Ontario pride,  keep it up! defiantly​ subscribing 🙂

  4. Yes ..your are the potential….you are the person who am looking for..i wanna talk to you..8943424121 is ma nmbr or masge me on shiyas__ali on instagram

  5. I actually enjoy this video a lot, one quick question: As someone who is still trying to find their video niche (wedding, corporate, etc.) I have a few clients that I work with now, have you ever had to let a client go? When did you notice it was time and how did you go about discussing the transition with them?

  6. I hope that my niche will be something that catches attention! Thanks for your advice Chris, you have great work!

  7. Great Video man!! I'm living in Ontario and has seen sooo much of your work! i hope to be half as good as you one day!

  8. Love the journey and sharing how valuable starting in a niche is. Then grow out from there. Also great point about working with clients that are always going to be around vs business that may not survive the market

  9. This makes me tempted to shoot a video about the city I'm in and put it out there and see if anything comes out of it. If not then I still have a good video.

  10. Thank you so so so so much! I’ve got a small time offer to film an event from a family friend who works for the local government and I’m pretty sure no one is doing much in the government sector for videos in my city! Woohoo!

  11. Hi Chris. Very interesting story and great video. I totally agree with you. Your government videos are seriously nice. Great job. By the way… i am also from Canada… Oshawa here.. 😊

  12. all the Ontario boroughs! fellow scarborough native here 🙂 great story, it's cool how some things just fall into place. I think the biggest thing is putting your talents out there. you never know who could help you out.

  13. Hey Chris. Thanks for the great video. What two or three things do these clients care about the most? Storytelling, slickness, on-time delivery, price etc?

  14. Dam I'm in Canberra the capital of Australia and all the government videos are made here and they are great quality and there isn't much work for anyone with a camera in this tiny city

  15. I grew up near Hamilton! Canada EH! I enjoyed the video, someday I hope to be as successful with my photography!

  16. Dude you rock, thank you for the solid advice always! Subscribed and liking all your videos! Much love from Sudbury Ontario 🇨🇦

  17. I love how everyone has such a different introduction to this industry. It's cool hearing how differnet people got into their area. It can be hard to apply that to yourself, but it's very interesting

  18. Interesting Points Chris. Recently I have followed the example of another youtube channel, and photographer/videographer and focus on my local market. Photography wise I think I am ahead in image quality, size of body of work and also on post processing. But this has only led to 2 clients for me in the past year. Nor does it give me much action on social media. To be fair, I live in a town of 130.000 people. But I would have expected more than 2 locally. What am I doing wrong?

  19. That's it..I'm subscribed. Love your perspective and optimistic approach. That touches people. Thanks for the Gems!

  20. This is so helpful. I have been trying to start and establish myself as a fashion photographer and it's tough. This makes me want to work harder to find my niche.

  21. Chris, loved that video. It really made me realise I'm in the same situation you were. I've worked for a global law firm for 10 years now. 8 Years on the I.T. Help Desk, and then I proposed to them to employ me as a photogrpaher/videographer, and they're loving my output. Only slight downside is ALL MY GEAR (pretty much, although I own 6D, and a couple of lenses) was bought by them. So for a couple of years I've got used to using some top notch gear (5DII, GH4, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, Glidecam,/Ronin-s, Aladdin LED flex LEDs etc etc, list goes on!) so the experience/understanding of that kit is now sorted, I guess I need to be prepared to leave that behind, IF I decide to fly the nest. Ooohh…. scary stuff. I need to fight that fear, and believe in myself! Thanks for your inspiration though!

  22. This is actually a very good advice !! My problem when I started my photography business was that I did too many different types of photography. As soon as I tried to stay in a certain niche I saw that I was getting more clients and more regularly

  23. Do you have any suggestions for a starter camera that does a lot of what yours does…..that is more in the 500$ range? A starter camera to use for videography and photos? Would love to have the Sony, but not ready for that price tag quite yet. Love your videos!

  24. haha ok but any suggestions on how to find a niche market that needs help? Sadly there are a lot of very good wedding and portrait photographers already so its a very over-saturated and crowded market.

  25. This totally merges the creative with the practical…love the advice! Also, it's so impressive that you had a production company by the time you graduated from university. Please continue to share your story 🙂

  26. Great tips! Think outside the box, look at the big picture of markets and if you are clueless find people paying photographers and ask them what they are looking for. They have no reason to withhold that information from anyone especially if they know you are a photographer. Learn about each industry where you might serve and be sure that your business model and pricing is sustainable but also can go upward if a client wants to. One niche I've found is cosplay and themed photoshoots. I live in a large city area and many of the photogrpahers now know me as that guy, they send clients they can't serve my way, or when someone posts and asks for that kind of work they always tag me. Build a good reputation for yourself and make your clients experience as well as your product unforgettable.

  27. Shout out for knowing about Burlington Hamilton and Newmarket! Haha ( Ontarioan here). Awesome videos. Would love to get someone like you to do my promotional business video.

  28. Great advice! I was actually expecting this video be a lot like all the other ones on youtube but you gave some gold nuggets. Thanks Chris!

  29. I was going into Broadcasting too, was even a DJ for awhile. But when they paid me minimum wage, thought it'd be better to get a real job. Did that for 30 years, still love photography but I'm up to my ears in debt! Thinking about it. 🙂 Great vid man

  30. I hope this happens to me. A school teacher asked me to do a photo of her students and i hope it gos from there.

  31. hey, just a quick feedback from a casual viewer: you're too close to the screen. it makes the viewer kinda nervous. can you change your focal point to something between like 24-30mm? I think that would be better 🙂

  32. I jusy subscribed and dropped a like, I'm a 1st timer and this video was very helpfull thank you, keep doing what you love and don't let anyone stop you brotha.

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