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Starting a Photography Business: Interview with Barber Career Agency

Starting a Photography BusinessWhat do I, Nick Carver, have to do with barber schools and cosmetology schools? Well, nothing really. But a nice gentleman by the name of Matt from the Barber Career Agency ( recently asked to interview me about starting a photography business. The Barber Career Agency is a one-stop information shop for folks looking to start a career as a barber or cosmetologist. And since the Barber Career Agency is about helping barbers start their careers, Matt has gone around asking all sorts of professionals about what it's like to start your own business. I think it provides invaluable insight into the challenges and rewards of being your own boss, something barbers - and really any aspiring entrepreneur - could benefit from.

Matt worked up a great series of questions that I found to be very interesting. It got me thinking about things I don't often get a chance to dive into.

I know a lot of my readers are interested in starting a photography business, so I thought this interview might be of interest to those folks. And if you're not interested in starting your own photography business, I think you'll find the interview a good read anyway. I talk about how I got started in photography, what keeps my passion going, and what the difficulties of running a business are.

Here's just a small sample from the article:

Q: What do you like most about being a photographer?

A: My favorite part about being a photographer is creating framed artwork. I, of course, enjoy the actual process of taking pictures, but it’s actually a close second to having the finished piece hanging on a wall. I find no greater satisfaction in life than seeing the final framed print. It’s really a shame when people’s picture just reside on a computer or online, never getting printed. It’s such a transient satisfaction to share something on Facebook or Instagram, but once it’s printed and framed, the tangibility that comes with it makes the reward far stronger.

Read the interview in all its entirety at