Phillip Van NOstrand

Capturing The Moment and The Lifestyle


Episode Notes (by minute):

-2:00: A day and week in the life of a professional photographer

-3:00: How Phillip has other sources of income

-4:30: “it was like five years of transition for me where I was building on my photography business”

-5:50: An overview on the photography freelancing business

-9:00: Why Phillip moved to New York and his ambitions

-16:00: How Phillip thinks about going (or not) to college for creatives. Instead of he suggests “find the best person in your city who’s doing what you want to do, and just sit at their feet, like work for free for however much you can with them.”

-18:00: How Phillip gets his inspiration from non-photographers.

-20:00: How photography business is actually only like 5-10% of taking pictures and 90% everything else.

-21:00: “if you take your hobby or passion of photography and turn it into a job, it can feel like a job sometimes”

-22:00: “the beautiful thing about photography and most creative fields is that there’s not really a ceiling to how much you can learn or what you can do.”

-24:00: “every party of my life is designed and intentional.” And how Phillip focuses on the things that truly bring him joy.

-25:00: A book project that Phillip is working on

(Note: these are quick notes and takeaways by David. Please see the episode for more accurate information)