Passion in Photography – the Secret to Success?

Photography and Marketing

There seems to be a narrow perception among many photographers as well as in the minds of ordinary people who comment on their work… the emphasis is often on having amazing technique and expensive equipment, maybe some years of experience and the right networks or know-how of the best locations.
I’ve been thinking lately that the main factor in success in photography is passion. Since it transcendes all of those (you can have passion for photography even with no technical knowledge or fancy equipment).

I also believe that rather than the listed factors being the cause of reputation/commerical success/amazing photos, I propose that passion is the reason for the eventual success… and technique, equipment, experience, networks and location knowledge are observable or consequences results of passion, rather than causes of success. Let me explain…

The reason I believe I have good technique (regarding focusing, manual settings etc) and I try…

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