A freelance photographer's life is not an easy one. Uncertainty is a constant factor that has to be dealt with. You need nerves of steel at times, but the rewards of the job can be immense including meeting a lot of very nice people. You also meet some not so nice ones too. However, at the end of it all, we are in photography to make a living - you can't live on air alone.
The financial concerns of a photographer can be complex, and most of us would LOVE to become the next big name, earning obscene truckloads of cash. We all would like to be recognised as a photographic master, but the following article on Annie Leibovitz might make you stop and think for a moment. I will let you, dear reader, judge the story and you can draw your own conclusions.