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And finance as well as the core assumption that your product is great and your craft is always improvingAlong the way duChemin features the stories of nine other photographers including Chase Jarvis Gavin Gough and Zack Arias whose paths while uniue have all shared a commitment and passion for bringing their own vision to market With VisionMongers you'll learn what paths have been taken what has worked for these photographers and you'll be euipped to begin the process of forging your ow. a fantastic real world look at photography but could easily be about architecture art painting any artistic passionI thought I would skim this book but I read it cover to cover in one sittingI love the interviews with the photographers and I love the organic feeling of how it was written much less like a manual and much like I had a one on one conversation with David Duchemin HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended

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VisionMongers Making a Life and a Living in Photography Voices That Matter

Nation of craft and commerce there is no single path to success Everyone's goals are different as is everyone's definition of success As such VisionMongers does not prescribe a one size fits all program Instead duChemin candidly shares ideas wisdom and inspiration to introduce you to and help you navigate the many aspects of transforming your passion into your vocation He addresses everything from the anxiety riddled uestion Am I good enough to the basics and beyond of marketing business. David Duchemin is a wonder and this book should probably be reuired reading for photographers who want to make a living at it The subtitle to this book is Making a Life and Living in Photography Duchemin always prompts real thinking with his great uestions His photography is of course amazing and he is a teacher in the best sense of the word He shows and asks instead of telling and endlessly talking I d actually love to meet him Personally this book wasn t as good as Within the Frame for me But that s because I don t intend to ever make a life and a living with photography So it didn t exactly apply Still it was well worth reading as I do love to make pictures Reread from December 11 to 19 2012I love David duChemin I love his photographs his attitude toward photography and his generous spirit This is a well written honest look at life as a professional photographer It s a must read for anyone thinking about becoming a professional photographer

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For those who want to make the transition into the world of vocational photography staying true to your craft and vision while fusing that craft with commerce VisionMongers is a great place to begin your journey With a voice eually realistic and encouraging photographer David duChemin discusses the experiences he's had the lessons he's learned and the practices he's adopted in his own winding journey to becoming a successful working photographerWhen it comes to this personal honest combi. If you re so new to photography you ve yet to shoot manual are uestioning whether you have it in you to start a business andor have never heard of Twitter let alone have an account then the content of David duChemin s VisionMongers may just be revelationary to youIf on the other hand you ve been doing this for a while check your social media accounts in your sleep and are pretty comfortable andor confident in your photographic skills wellnot so muchFor me the biggest factor in not giving VisionMongers a stronger review is that so much of its content is like reading a Cliffs Notes version of many other photo related books and magazines out there plenty of which I ve already read Had I read this in 2007 even early 2008 I think I would have latched on to so much content than I did this time around as it would have been all new to me While that can t be said now I will acknowledge that all the material duChemin treads in VisionMongers is still great stuff for any photographer to review whether they ve been shooting for 3 months or 30 years And because every person looks at the areas of our industry differently from pricing and style to branding and techniue I believe you can always learn a thing or two from someone s new insights on the topicsHere are some snippets of the seven pages of notes I took on this title and given that number well clearly I found plenty from this veteran photographer that I wanted to remember even if much of it reads like an inspirational uote book for the photographer in need of a motivational boostWords to live by all of theseIf you don t feel like photography is something you are called to do by God your gifts your talents a small nagging voice inside or just overwhelming passion for it then it s probably not the right choice for youIn an age where high levels of competence at your craft are assumed the thing that differentiates us is vision the way in which you wield your craft to tell the stories you see with your eye and your heartIt s your calling after all You should love it But you still have to put in the hours and log the time These dreams aren t going to chase themselvesYour passion for what you shoot and who you shoot for will place you head and shoulders above the mediocrity that s so prevalent in our industryWe shoot best that which we love best and for me that s weddingsOn maintaining a consistent brand Consistency builds familiarity and confidence It is a repetition of design conventions like fonts colors and styles that make you memorable in the marketAnd my favoriteThis is your journey Do it slow do it fast do it however you choose but do it your way Any other path will suck the joy from the endeavor


10 thoughts on “VisionMongers Making a Life and a Living in Photography Voices That Matter

  1. says:

    I think I read this book at the wrong time to be honest If I could have read this two years ago when I jumped into photography it would have been a game changer It is geared towards the photographer considering getting into photography or trying to make the move to full time photography I'm glad I read it because I can now recommend it to

  2. says:

    Wonderful account of the author's journey It's not a step by step guide on how to make it as a photographer There are plenty of those out there This is of a philosophical account of how David duChemin makes a living follo

  3. says:

    If you're so new to photography you've yet to shoot manual are uestioning whether you have it in you to start a business andor have never heard of Twitter let alone have an account then the content of David duChemin's VisionMongers may just be revelationary to youIf on the other hand you've been doing this for a while check your social media accounts in your sleep and are pretty comfortable andor confident in your photographic skills wellno

  4. says:

    A great book for those considering a career in photography this book is full of ideas stories and information on what to do as well as what not to do David is a gifted writer who has a passion for photography and helping others This book will help you decide to go all the way or stay where you are Read the book make the choice

  5. says:

    David Duchemin is a wonder and this book should probably be reuired reading for photographers who want to make a living at it The subtitle to this book is Making a Life and Living in Photography Duchemin always pro

  6. says:

    If you are photographer considering going pro or even if you are already a professional photographer and just feel that you need some direction in your business this is a great read This is not a technical photography book This book assumes that you already know how to take good enough pictures to be a pro But it does g

  7. says:

    So far this book is amazing if you are looking for some inspiration in learning the photography business Although David deChemin says that This book isn't a a textbook an encyclopedic checklist or God forbid a system It's like a sket

  8. says:

    Definitely a must read for any photographer who dreams about one day making a career out of it Don't read this bo

  9. says:

    a fantastic 'real world' look at photography but could easily be about architecture art painting any artistic passionI thought I would skim this book but I read it cover to cover in one sittingI love the interviews with the photographers and I love the organic feeling of how it was written much less like a manual and much like I had a one on one conversation with David Duchemin HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended

  10. says:

    This is the book you need to read if you want to work with passion in photography and not just as a hobby The only downside this book can't make you go do your work it can only inspire you to do so

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