FAQ: Making Money as a Photographer

From time to time, I ask on my Instagram stories for people to send me ANY questions they have about photography, business, life or whatever they want me to comment on. A question that pops up a lot is how to make money as a photographer. In fact, quite a few times I’ve been approached by emerging photographers wanting to know how to make money taking pictures.

Brace yourselves because here is the definitive answer to this universal question:

In Pictures: A Day at Las Luchas

I took the current wife to experience one of my favourite sports: Lucha Libre!

Growing up in Mexico City and not being a football fan can be tough but I got hooked to Lucha Libre as soon as I saw the flamboyant masks and the impossible acrobatics. Also, I got to know about martial arts thanks to Lucha Libre. From a very early age, luchadores were my heroes and some still are to this day.

On balance in your photography

I’ve got an intern, she’s starting in a couple of weeks and she’ll be learning the way of the warrior during the month of June.

I just sent her an email with a few questions like her choice of gear and editing software; I also asked her about her interest and views on photography. I’d like to know what she wants to photograph commercially and what she likes to photograph at a personal level. I want to know where her balance is.

On winning awards and recognition

Last Tuesday, the  current wife and I got an invitation to a food photography awards ceremony in London. We weren’t invited because of my pretty face but one of my photographs made it to the final on one of their categories.

FAQ: Photographing Food Under Multiple Light Sources

“Hi, I’m only able to take pictures in the evening, my light sources at home are spotlights in my kitchen or a horrible overhead light bulb in my living room. I’ve tried bouncing light off a white surface but it still looks rubbish, I need some tips”