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Inspiration

Gregory Heisler’s Valuable Career Advice

By Paul Faecks on July 18th 2014

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.

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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.

Thoughts

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?

[via PetaPixel]

About

Paul Faecks is a portrait- and fine art photographer, based in Berlin. If you want to check out his latest work, you can do so by following him on Instagram or by liking his Facebook Page

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kobus Kruger

    WISDOM! This is just awesome inspirational stuff…

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  2. Rafael Steffen

    There human connection is what gives people the referrals that create the true value and bond between clients and photographers.

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  3. Jared Stewart

    Heisler is a genius. His explanation on a different video of the Giuliani shot for Time was amazing.

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  4. Bárbara Herrnsdorf

    Really great! Many pearls of wisdom, indeed!

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  5. Greg Faulkner

    That was great to listen to, over too quick I could’ve listen for a lot longer

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  6. Isaak Kwok

    Really great advice! Just need to apply them in my photography.

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  7. MARTIN MIANO

    Truly an inspiration no matter how much you may want to give up always present yourself best and distinguish yourself from your competition

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