50 feet up at YLCC

When you start any business venture, it is absolutely critical to your success that you be seen as a leader in your field.

This is especially true in the arts and particularly so in photography, where everyone owns a camera.

From where will your leadership qualities find voice?

Perhaps you can make public speaking engagements for local clubs or interest groups.

Having a gallery show and publicizing it is a good technique.

Promoting your latest high profile or unusual gig generates interest and respect.

Regular posting to your blog is an extremely effective way to build a leadership presence and when linked to other media like Twitter or Facebook, it is a potent ally in your quest for recognition.

The key is to not rely on any one venue but keep a variety of techniques in play.

It gets easier with time and as long as you don’t give up, you will succeed.