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Chuq on Being a Pro Photog

Why Marissa Mayer was really right, even if you hate hearing that fact.

As I researched photography as a business and career, a funny thing happened. I realized that digital photography wasn’t making being a professional photographer easier or more lucrative, it was making it tougher. That’s because I wasn’t the only person who picked up a digital camera and thought “hey! I can do this!” — tens of thousands of us were having that thought, and many were jumping in and doing it. Some were actually succeeding, too.