One of the hardest parts of being an #entrepreneur is starting up. There are many steps to starting and running a business, but many of them can never come easy, such as securing the costs, amongst other obstacles.
There have been many great #photographers throughout history who have left their mark on the industry. One of the most interesting kind is commercial photography. #Commercial photography requires sophistication and a distinct voice in order to impress clients.
My goal in photography is opening a small business focusing on commercial #fitness photography and commercial fashion photography. The business will help other companies market their products or services. Commercial fitness photography involves photo shooting fitness competitors, #models, fitness clothing and people who require to stay on track for their fitness goals. The reason behind choosing this field of study would be to inspire people and to motivate them with better choices in life. I get the chance to learn more from people I shoot, as every individual is a bundle of inspiration. Furthermore, after conducting research, there seems to be a lack of commercial fitness photographers in #Winnipeg.
Moreover, as a #graphic designer, I have the benefit of creating my own #visual #artwork, which will involve commercial #fashion photography. Designing new production line of shirts; fitness #motivational quotes; that is unique and by photography it will help me to market the product and take it further.
By identifying the #SWOT analysis for both commercial fitness and fashion photography can show comprehensive view of the key #strength and #weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. My strengths are being able to handle pressure, a bachelor in graphic design, being supportive, professional, open to new ideas and challenges, good software knowledge, and having the required gear to make a successful photo that could be used in ads.
Weaknesses could be I am new in Winnipeg and to this field of study. These weaknesses also mean that competitors would be more knowledgeable. Additionally, I lack business skills. On the other hand, the potential opportunities include the growing market for commercial photography and the need to have #professional #images. I plan on working upon graduating to gain experience and find out more about the city. As for the threats, the industry of photography is growing, meaning there might be a big potential for overcrowding of photographers.