Sivan Askayo

Sivan Askayo

Travel Photographer

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I always loved taking pictures as a hobby.
After some life changing events, I quit my corporate job and took some time off to reflect.
I registered to photography classes at ICP, International Center of Photography.
I started practicing photography more often and created my portfolio.
I contacted photo editors of travel magazines and scheduled portfolio reviews.
I started a travel blog to show more of my stories and photos.
I got assignments from travel magazines.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Communication, General
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
Graduate
Communication, General
Graduate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Career

Travel Photographer

Travel Photographer

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Travel
Journalism
Being Creative

Day to Day

Typical work day when I'm on assignment includes location scouting, co-ordinating time of shoot with a contact person, always communicating what the clients wants and time of shooting. After the shoot I usually go back to my computer to download my pictures and do a back up. I do a rough edit, I mark the best images. If needed, I send them to the client to get some feedback.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Shoot as much as possible, ask for feedback from people who are more experienced than you, be open to feedback, practice, learn from mistakes, and be patient but persistent.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Know it is not going to be easy and smooth and be OK with it.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Art, Photography, Marketing
certification
Certification/License

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"It's really hard to break into travel photography and I wonder if there is money in it..."