8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography | Part 1

8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography | Part 1

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In this episode, I share 8 things I wish I knew when I started photography

For those of you who don´t know my story, I started my photography career back in 2009 and within a year I made the jump from hobby photographer to fulltime photographer. After working with psychology and running a successful coaching business for more than a decade, this was a scary decision to make back then.

But at the same time, I had this artistic side in me that felt somehow neglected. When I finally got my first camera something inside of me instantly clicked and I was hooked and the urge to pursue photography became so consuming I couldn´t ignore it.

For a while, I was doing therapy sessions during the day, and then I took pictures in the evenings and on weekends. In the end, I was running two full-time jobs and I knew I had to choose because doing both was too much and I needed more time with my family.

I chose photography, and I jumped. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was all learning by doing and I made so many mistakes along the way. And I´m going to share  some of them with you today – raw and real….so I hope you are ready!

If I’d only known the things I know now, my first few years as a photographer would have been much more productive and much less frustrating. However, my frustrations and my mistakes are your gain!

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About Christina Greve

Christina Greve is a Lifestyle Photographer, Decorator, Educator, Podcaster and Mindset Coach. She helps heart-centered women, passion-driven makers and creative souls optimize life + make a living doing what they LOVE. She is known for her elegant storytelling photography and draw much of her inspiration from the Nordic countryside, travels, food and still life. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, blogs and books worldwide. After a decade of working with psychology and coaching, Christina´s passion for photography evolved into a full-time photography and coaching business. Today she runs a thriving + fast growing empire specializing in professional online training, motivating and engaging female photographers, designers, bloggers, makers + creative souls. She has coached thousands of fabulous women from more than 40+ countries.