Starting a photography business is simple, but making it successful and profitable is a real challenge.
Between existing full-time photographers and those doing it as a secondary part-time job, there's a tremendous amount of competition in the market.
But many photographers have managed to succeed by carving out a niche and building a sustainable lucrative business.
We spoke with Dan Mitchell about his journey from budding school teacher to full-time music and events photographer.
His modest beginnings started with uploading a video he created with his cellphone of a friend's open mic performance. That was compelling enough to be contacted about the possibility of making money from creating similar content.
Fast forward to today, and this self-taught photographer has built a growing business specializing in music, portraits and special event photography.
We are excited to share with you our interview with Dan in today's episode of Small Business War Stories.