Snap the Shutter.

How the heck am I supposed to level up when I’m working with this?

I’ve been wanting to take photos of golf courses for awhile now. We’ll, I mean, I do take photos of golf courses and even golf related stuff, but I mean, professionally.

I’m sure that the life isn’t as glamorous as it seems but being a golf photographer seems like a pretty cool life. Driving around, checking out all the golf courses, and capturing epic clicks sounds pretty damn good to me.

There’s only one problem. I don’t feel like my images compare to the people who are actually being payed for this kind of work.

They’re creating beautiful, pristine images of the worlds best courses, the newest equipment, the most exciting events, and here I am trying to make gold out of glitter at my local muni in the dead of winter.

How the heck am I supposed to level up when I’m working with this?

I don’t have the biggest, fanciest camera, I don’t live on a top 100 course, I damn sure can’t afford all the new equipment that comes out every year, and I’d be surprised if anyone with the means actually knew my name.

I’m not very good at marketing. I find most of it to be disingenuous. Marketing coaches tell everyone to start their own coaching platform these days and it seems like no one actually has any idea what they’re teaching. They’re just making Facebook ads because they were told that’s how they would generate income.

So, how do I become a professional golf photographer if if the deck isn’t necessarily stacked in my favor?

I guess I’m going to have to get creative. I’m going to need to put in a ton of extra effort, and I’m going to have to force myself outside of my comfort zone.

I’m going to need to push myself to get out there more, take more photos and get further away from home. If the grass is dormant, I’m gonna have to go somewhere that it isn’t.

Why am I telling you this? Well, I’m gonna need an accountabilibuddy. (Not my word. See: Bert Kreischer.)

I’m gonna need someone to keep me pushing. To keep asking where all the cool pictures are, to give constructive criticism on what they like and what they don’t, and someone to ask repeatedly if I’ve gotten my drone license yet.

You seem like the perfect candidate. So, are you in?

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