How much can I make in a Career in Portrait Photography?


I am very curious about a Career in Portrait Photography. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Portrait Photography actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Portrait Photography. My research about a 
Career in Portrait Photography became a lot more meaningful when I found: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180326-0002/Others/Photography/Career-in-Portrait-Photography/english

Mandi Nelson's take!

Mandi Nelson has worked in Portrait Photography for 10 years. Mandi Nelson has worked in Portrait Photography as Photographer in cherishyou.global. In Mandi Nelson's own words, this is how Mandi Nelson got into Portrait Photography: "For the last 10 years, I have been a professional director photographer and videographer. I find it such a delight to meet different people and to discover their depths, their joy, what makes them tick, and then to share that back in the physical to them. Photography in particular gives me the opportunity to mirror back to my subjects the luminosity, grace and beauty that I see."

Career Video on Portrait Photography

In a video, Mandi Nelson has talked about various aspects of a Career in Portrait Photography. Mandi Nelson started by explaining Portrait Photography as: "Portrait photography is a photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses. A portrait picture might be artistic, or it might be clinical, as part of a medical study. Frequently, portraits are commissioned for special occasions, such as weddings or school events." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.


I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Portrait Photography and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Portrait Photography. Mandi Nelson touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Photography Research
  • Lighting
  • Colours
  • Psychology
  • Contemporary Awareness
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Mandi Nelson then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Portrait Photography:
  • Observation
  • Physical & Mental Agility
  • People Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Workflow Management
  • Knowing your Equipment
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Mandi Nelson believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Portrait Photography:
  • Capture Beauty
  • Meet Lots of People
  • Share Your Perspective
  • Autonomy
  • Travel
  • Good Income
  • Creative Expression
It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Mandi Nelson believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Portrait Photography:
  • Cost of Equipment
  • Internet Access
  • Social Challenges
  • Uncertainties
  • Financial Management

In the final section of the video Mandi Nelson talks about How a day goes in a Career in Portrait Photography. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Portrait Photography, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180326-0002

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This video on a Career in Portrait Photography was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. You can engage in Career Planning using LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: https://www.lifepage.in

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