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Photographer James Patrick: How to Charge Premium Prices for Your Work | The SKYLER IRVINE Show 111

? In this episode of The Skyler Irvine Show he talks to photographer James Patrick. Through this conversation you’ll learn how James took his passion and turned himself into an entrepreneur with a successful business. ?

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Award-winning photographer, James Patrick, joined us today on The Skyler Irvine Show, where they discussed turning a side hustle into a profitable business. For James, photography started as a side hustle on top of a full-time gig. Through a lot of ups and downs, he has broken into the photography business and is rising to the top. 

During the recession, James felt it was a good thing he kept his day job marketing due to the heavy loss of customers. He thought that it was maybe not the right to be an artist, but he still prevailed. He began to say yes to any project that came his way, and that is where he discovered his love for shooting athletes. James raved about the high energy level that athletic professionals have during their day to day life, even when just doing simple like shooting a photograph. 

Skyler and James talked about different aspects of client relations when maintaining a business. The most pressing point is that you cannot be afraid to say no to business to uphold your business’s standards. James says, “When things are good anyone can be successful” while discussing his business. He also says that it is the same amount of work to close a good or bad deal, might as well go for the higher end deal.

Skyler also featured Fitsposium, James’ conference that will be held in October. The event contains how to get connected and create an impact in the fitness industry.

 James even offered listeners a 25% discount to the conference during the show using code: skyler25

Connect with James Patrick and Skyler:



Instagram: @jpatrickphoto

Twitter: @jpphotography


Skyler Irvine



Instagram: @SkylerIrvine

Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast