Gregory Heisler is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in numerous noteworthy publications including: The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and many more. Gregory Heisler has shot more than seventy (!) covers for TIME Magazine which is quite an accomplishment. In this video, Gregory gives valuable career advice for photographers.
Gregory says something in this interview that every photographer should be aware of: Photography is about social connections. One can have a killer portfolio, but if you’re sitting at home not knowing anyone who is willing to pay for your skills, your killer portfolio is nothing short of worthless. This video is definitely a must-watch. It’s only five and a half minutes and it’s full of great advice.
I personally think Gregory Heisler is someone you should listen to. He is one of the “great masters” of our time. Sometimes, as artists, it can be easy to forget that social connections and experience are key elements for a successful photography career in addition to a great portfolio to showcase your skills, of course.
What do you think about Gregory’s advice? Do you agree?