Alum Justin Mott: How to Make Jump from Amateur to Professional Photographer

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PETAPIXEL -- I studied photojournalism at San Francisco State University where I learned a lot about the technical side of photography, ethics, work ethics and storytelling. What I didn’t learn much about was the business the side of things. I knew in my second year of college I wanted to be professional photographer but I had no clue how to make that happen. The industry is constantly changing and universities can only teach you so much.

The challenging part isn’t becoming a pro — the hard part is having the confidence to make the leap and make it work.