Do you recommend internships/ assistantships?
I did assist on a few workshops before starting my own. However, I didn’t really get a glimpse into the business side of things. And having a good understanding of that is far more critical to success than being a good photographer or teacher. I would wholeheartedly recommend aspiring photographers to seek out internships or assistantships before starting a business. Also, take classes on business, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Doing the photography is easy….getting people to give you money for it is hard, and the more insight you have into the business of photography before you begin the better equipped you’ll be to create a successful career.