Yup, after years of hesitation, insecurity in the market and uncertainty about my own skills, I went ahead and did it. I turned pro, as of last month
What does “going pro” means, anyway ? Well, basically it’s twofold. One, I registered with all due administrations. Two, I now charge for my pictures. That’s pretty much all there is to it, more or less
Oh yeah, I *had* to get some new tools. More adapted to the challenges of equine photography than the aging Nikon D90 I still own, and the Sony NEX 6 that can’t properly focus on moving targets, and has no fast zooms in its native line-up
Business wise, it’s picking up slowly, but surely (hopefully !). Through ancient connections in the Western riding world I grabbed an assignment at the coming Paris Horse Show, the second biggest French equine event of the year. I’ll be part of a three photog team, roaming the showgrounds to capture “atmosphere” images of the 10 day show, for media and PR purposes. It’s a high class assignment that I am thrilled (and a little bit stunned) to have secured
Oh, let’s not forget the partner to my D750, the ever good Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM Macro II, one of my favorite lenses, and my bread and better optics for the job. Stay tuned for more news from my budding photo business !