crispy-signal asked: hey i am a photographer from hamburg/germany and i love your work! is it easy to make it in california and photography for a living? i am thinking about moving there:) do u have any tips? warmly, thank you, Carina
ha no it’s not easy at all! it’s a constant struggle that you only live through because you can’t live without it. you have to work for free for a while to build up your clientele. most start-up photographers/directors here either have day jobs or wealthy families. i saved up a lot of money with other jobs before becoming a full time freelance photographer. it’s very very competitive out here but most people either don’t produce very good work or they don’t know how to sell themselves. if you can work and you can do it well, you’ll be fine.