The Photographer Success Story Podcast
About This Show
This show is all about showcasing each photographer(s) road to success. The beauty of each episode shows that there is no one way to make a living a a photographer.
How can you relate? By listening to each story and learning from the good and the bad experiences each of us had faced along the way. Applying this knowledge to your business whether it's just starting to get legs, or fully established, will help all of us get to where we want to be.
Please join me on this journey and discover that there is no wrong or right way to success, only your own way!
Most Recent Episode
TPSS Ep010 - Dexter Davis
Mar 22 15
Hosted by Michael J. Molinski
Interviewed: Dexter Davisx
Today’s Sponsor: none
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Grew up as an artist, interested in comic books, thought he was going to be an artist.
Laguardia High School, Manhattan
Attend college in 1994 for art & graphic design, City Tech - Brooklyn
Forced into photography at college, had to buy a camera, Pentax K1000
Buy own film, Tri-x 400
Processing in Darkroom
The importance of making each shot with film, working on a budget
After college, a friend was a wedding photographer. Picked her brain, but never second shot for her or anyone, ever. Contrary to what the school taught, she freed him the dependency of the use of a tripod.
How do you find your first wedding?
The search goes on and finds a friend who wasn’t considering even having a photographer.
That feeling of getting paid to be a photographer, now it feels like a business.
Begging for weddings to get people to take a chance that the work is good enough.
First business card from a kiosk back in the late 90’s
Almost a decade later with shooting weddings on the side, a job opportunity and romantic interest have Dexter moving to an area where he knows no one. It wasn’t too far where the transition was cut and dry. Still shooting in the NYC area while trying to build a client list in his new home in Albany.
Networking with other vendors, getting on social media, changing website in 2004, doing everything possible to break in