I started How to Photograph, after about 8 years of photography. I began my career with zero knowledge about using a camera or booking a client. One day I bought a camera and decided to follow my dreams. I was naive, broke, and hungry for success. Since I had no experience with the camera, I taught myself from books or the internet. I taught myself one new thing each day. Yes, 7 days a week I was on Youtube or at a local bookstore. I made countless business mistakes, really embarrassing ones! In there were also great decisions and I worked with clients like Usher, Kanye, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, HP, VW, Target, Courtney Love, etc...
After several years of shooting, I questioned what success meant. I still wanted great clients, still want beautiful images but my career began to feel empty. I needed fulfillment and that would come from helping others because the difficulty of starting my career was never forgotten. Therefore I started this project to share my experiences with others, hoping they also find a path to success. How to Photograph was that project!
BEST WAY TO LEARN?
- Follow us on Instagram @HowtoPhotograph Daily tips|Advice|Inspiration through posts, IG Stories, IG Live, and sometimes even DM.
- Follow us on Youtube - We post lots of videos to improve your photography, they will help you!
- Follow us on Facebook - Everything we post on our website also posts there.
WHAT IF I NEED ONe-on-one ADVICE?
If you're advanced or starting out and want one-on-one sessions with Walid about your portfolio, click here. You have several options to choose from. You can ask career advice or ask for portfolio help. Sessions are via Skype and available to anyone. Click here.