First of all, you need to know that I’ve been there, and understand that frustration and overwhelm.
When I left my position as an art director and graphic designer in 2012 to pursue my food photography dream full-time, I was petrified. Sure, doing what I loved and excelled at was great — taking pictures! of food! for money! — but there’s so much more to running a business than the fun stuff, and I didn’t know how to do it all. Not even close. My hamster mind made sure I had plenty of sleepless nights mulling over marketing/cash flow/revenue streams/insurance/taxes/legal stuff that threatened to end my business before it had begun.
But I realized I don’t have to do it all, and guess what? Neither do you! I outsourced accounting, joined a mastermind for marketing, and partnered with local professionals for ventures that benefitted us both while allowing us to concentrate on what we do best and grow our businesses in the process.
Leaving the stuff that killed my soul to people who specialized in it relieved some of the stress I was feeling and let me pour my energy and excitement back into the creative side of my business, which is why I started food photography in the first place!
And you can do the same, starting with your photography problem!