Most photographers are given the advice to specialize in something in order to make it as a photographer. On the surface, this seems to make sense as it allows one to become an expert and to become known for one thing; however, it might not be the best advice to follow, especially if you live in a smaller town.
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Viktoria Haack - a photographer living in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Viktoria has chosen not to specialize in any one form of photography and has instead chosen to see herself as a generalist, which has done wonders for her photography career.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- How Viktoria fell in love with photography while living on a 300-acre island for ten years.
- How living on an island helped Viktoria hone in on what types of subjects interest her as a photographer.
- How social media has played a role in her progression as a photographer.
- How Viktoria uses social media now to advance her business offerings.
- How Viktoria has chosen to be a generalist and how that has worked for her.
- How photographing people has helped Viktoria round out her business.
- The idea of gardening not architecture.
- Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.
- Viktoria's approach to making photographs.
- And a lot more!
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Viktoria's workshop offerings.
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
- Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
- Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
Here is who Viktoria recommended on the podcast this week:
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