Getting to live out of your hobby and what truly passionate you is a blessing and totally possible. Not convinced? Well, this is exactly what happened to Phillip Van Nostrand, today’s guest, who used to be a math teacher in Santa Barbara and now is a well-recognized event and wedding photographer living in New York City. Some of Philip’s photographs have even been featured in The New York Times, Vogue and even on Forbes.com!
- Phillip explains how photography was always a side hobby that he really liked doing while being a teacher in Santa Barbara and how his friends helped him get inspired to start shooting more professionally.
- How Phillip has a unique way of traveling all around the world: he tends to find the cheapest flight tickets online and then he simply crashes in his friends’ apartments…and that’s how he got to visit more than 17 places last year!
- Phillip has found the way to keep working during quarantine, although most events have been canceled, because of his strong creativity skills: he has even done photoshoots on Facetime!
- The importance of networking and perceiving it as relationship building, instead of making it about transactions, as it could bring you new contacts and job opportunities in the future.
- Phillip gives advice to those who want to become photographers during quarantine: he believes making a photoshoot with what you have and posting everything on social media is key.