Christine Han, Photographer

Photography was a career choice that revealed itself to Christine Han all in a flash – out of the blue. She hadn’t studied it and it wasn’t a hobby. So once the epiphany had occurred she had to learn how to do it before she was ready to quit her job in higher education and start her own business.

In this “How I Got Here” video, she tells Michael Pollock that while she was “learning, learning learning” how to take pictures, she did not realize she should also be learning about business. She tells Pollock how she feels about marketing her work, where her clients come from, how she organizes her time and how she manages her perfectionism. Her understanding is that “it’s supposed to be hard” but she is determined to succeed.