Common Misconceptions about Networking in Photography

You’ve probably heard it before, “You’ve just got to start networking.” It’s a phrase on the tips of every professional’s tongues, but rarely do they ever divulge any further information. What is networking? How do I do that? Don’t you just come across like a sleazy salesman? How do I not come across as a sleazy salesman?

Maybe it’s the paranoid anti-capitalist punk in me, but I can’t help but think that those in “the know” retain information to stifle competition and maintain rank. I’m sure many of you have had similar thoughts. Right? Or am I alone, here? … Bueller?

The truth is, there are a lot of common misconceptions about networking, particularly in the photography industry. I’m here today to tackle a few of them for you, because I like sharing.

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