Hey I'm Hal, the founder of Take Your Shot Collective. The first thing I want you to know is that you matter. Your creativity and art matters. There is room for you here and I want to see you be successful. As a full-time creative, I know what it's like to struggle when it comes to turning your passion into a full time job. When I first started out in photography, I remember having a vision for the things I wanted to create, and a desire to somehow be able to make a living out of it, but I had no idea how to get there.
Everything I learned in my early years of being a photographer was self taught and to be honest I don't recommend doing it the way I did. It wasn't until I started investing in education, connecting with community, and going all in - that's when I started to see the transformation.
When I think back on all the struggles I had when trying to build a business around something I love, I think about how hard it was and it didn't have to be that way. It took so much time, many mistakes, a lot of trial and error. I didn't have a mentor, or someone to hand me a road map. My goal is to provide the education and resources I wish I had available to me because you don't have to do this alone.
You don't have to do this alone