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Vanessa is a student in the Cozy Clicks Perfect Portrait Course and such an outstanding photographer. Everything she posts is sharp and creative! Take a second and read a little more about Vanessa and how she might be able to help you as a new photographer. I think you’re going to be seeing much more of her!!
Describe your photography journey.
What type of photography do you enjoy the most and why?
What do you think your biggest struggles are as a photographer and what do you do to overcome them?
Confidence is probably my biggest struggle. I am a perfectionist at times, and felt like I wanted everything to be perfect and know everything before I could possibly charge people money. The thing is, the learning never ends and if I keep that mentality I’ll never earn a dime! So this year I have really charged forward, building my website, continuing with photography classes, and learning through Cozy Clicks – all things that have made me feel ready to start earning.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a brand new photographer?
Tell us some ways or places where you continue to learn more about photography (or editing)?
I continue to take classes at Sheridan College here in Toronto and while the classes have been incredibly helpful, there are no editing programs that suit my needs. Even online with the hundreds of tutorials out there, I could not find the guidance to learn how to edit photos with the desired result I had in mind…until I found Cozy Clicks. I continue to practice my editing as taught by Emily with the Perfect Portrait Course, and am happy to have found a community with Cozy Clicks where I continue to learn from other photographers, Emily’s various blog posts, as well as her direct support. I have finally started to learn a workflow that fits with my vision!
Above photo ©Michelle Collis
Where can we find you? Do you have a website or social media channel where people can follow you?