The ISWP polled people and if they’re right, this is how you guys think I spend my time as a wedding photographer. I love that Partying Like a Rockstar is an actual category.
And then this is how the ISWP says I actually spend my time.
I would say that this second chart is semi-accurate. Although for me you would have take out Print Orders and Lab Work, and Album Design and Production, neither of which I offer in Chile since I have yet to find a place that offers high enough quality that I wouldn’t feel embarrassed giving it to my clients. Then Seba is in charge of Camera and Computer Upkeep, he’s also currently doing the legwork on the Advertising and Marketing, which up until this point we have not ever done, so that is basically a non-category for me, and I have an account to do the Bookkeeping and Taxes part so that also takes up significantly less time than what they say.
So where do I spend most of my time — I would say I spent at LEAST 20% of my time on Blogging and Social Media. And then I would also say that Meeting and Communicating with Clients takes up about 15% of my time, if not more. I would actually change that category to call it Getting to Know Clients and Communicating because I spend a significant amount of time really making an effort to learn more about the couples I work with when they’re not in front of my lens.
And really, we probably should add one of the categories from the first chart back in — because we did spend a little while partying like a rockstar with Claire and Esteban and my 5dMII
If you’re a photographer, do these charts different from your actual life, I’m curious. And if you’re a…non-photographer person, was the first chart semi-accurate in what you would assume a photographer’s life to be?