At its core, we are a resource to help photographers run their professional businesses more successfully.
The ProPhotographerJourney.com podcast offers info-packed interviews and actionable lessons from successful photographers in the industry. We have a growing number of interviews up on the PPJ podcast with photographers who have worked at photo shoots with Oprah Winfrey to being stationed on the Red Carpet. It’s too much fun! It’s been a blast speaking with professionals in the industry.
It’s all about collaboration, not competition, and the PPJ’s goal is to help grow that. Through the stories and lessons from the photographers that we chat with, we’re forming a community to help each other rise to the top. All of our stories are connected, after all.
Through our podcast, we seek to close that gap between creativity and business that so many photographers struggle with on a daily business. Many get discouraged and give up, which is what we’re trying to prevent. We pick up where formal college education leaves off by offering real-world, practical advice directly from more experienced photographers who have rolled up their sleeves and been in the trenches for years. As with any business, lifestyle is a huge and yet often overlooked area, so we shed some light on that too. We also cover the positioning of your business to your target demographic, because that’s equally as important, but not always given adequate consideration from the outset of many new creative businesses.
It’s exciting to think about thousands of photographers being educated from the comfort of their own homes, studios, workplaces, and coffee shops!
In addition, with the advent of more affordable digital photography equipment, the line between being a “hobbyist” and being a “pro” photographer are becoming more and more blurred. One is not better than the other; it simply depends on the individual’s goals. We seek to help educate creatives about that distinction.
About the Host, Chamira Young
I admit it. I’m an art nerd, Photoshop geek, and photographer with an obsession for productivity and creativity. Through online teaching and podcasting, I also love helping other individuals and small businesses become more successful by empowering them with the tools and knowledge to up their game.
This podcast started as a side project of Zenjoyable and then grew into its own beast. Fast forward over a year later, and I had to move it over to its own domain. Hence, ProPhotographerJourney.com. I hope you find it truly valuable.
My Current Creative Mischief
My art and photography (and other creative mischief) can be found at ChamiraStudios.com
I write about photography for PhotoFocus.com
I also teach photography and editing at Tuts+
I’m on social media too, because who isn’t? Here’s the list so far:
If you ever want to reach and offer suggestions or feedback for this podcast, or even just to say hello, hit me up at info(a)prophotographerjourney.com.