Are Ten Thousand Hours Really Necessary to Start Your Photography Business?

Project 52 Pro is an online workshop for photographers who want to become more professional in their work. We focus on the commercial side of things and work on an assignment every week. Intense, exciting, and super rewarding. Check Project 52 Pros out here:

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Lighting Essentials is a place for serious photographers.


Find Photo Clients NOW: a system for up and coming commercial photographers to help them develop a strategy for finding and keeping commercial photo clients in their town or region. This proven system works:

My CreativeLIVE shows:

Lighting Essentials Workshop:

Product Photography Workshop:

My Books on Amazon:“Musings: 28 Essays On Photography”

“Lighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach for Digital Photographers”

“Lighting Essentials: Lighting for Texture, Contrast, and Dimension in Digital Photography”

“Don Giannatti’s Guide to Professional Photography: Achieve Creative and Financial Success”

My Courses on UDEMY (All are currently free)

Using a Lightmeter:

Real World, NO BS, Marketing Strategies for Photographers: