"A professional photographer… Approaches a project in a manner that shows respect for both the subject and the client’s goal.
Works with a client to achieve that goal under specific budget constraints.
Delivers the end result, as agreed upon, on time and in a manner that shows the client’s most critical needs are understood.
Finds ways to make a client’s life easier from the beginning of a project to the end, including saving them time and making them look like a hero.
Is prepared to face any problem with a creative solution, from the most dire to the off-the-wall.
Takes criticism and adjusts (quickly) in order to get the job done.
Can completely pivot among all kinds of changing circumstances.
Presents, negotiates, agrees, executes, invoices, and follows up with consistency and personal pride.
Knows how to pitch and market oneself with accuracy so the promised service is what’s delivered.
Researches the subject of a story and contributes insights and vision that make the end result better.
Builds rapport with a subject in a way that gains unique access, makes them more comfortable, or exposes their personality.
Keeps one’s composure while dodging bombs, borders, and mobs, linebackers and foul balls, sharks, elephants, horses, and bees, roadies, divas, tornadoes, and brides and any other incoming threats or obstacles, and still gets the job done."
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