I love shooting portraits. Unlike a lot of my fellow photography fans I chat with online, however, I’ve never really gotten the support to build. I have lots who praise my work (or invite me to events and nonchalantly inquire whether Cam has tagged along), but few have ever said “she takes great pictures and I want her to do my family portraits.” Or it’ll be suggested in passing, but there’s no effort to set an appointment or treat the session like an investment. Letting me take pictures becomes a favor – free practice outside my immediate family (or something ).
At times I am discouraged. At other times I take solace in not having the pressure of a potentially critical client.