How to tell your PARENTS you want to pursue photography


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  1. B-ROLLpl April 29, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Do what you feel… And maney will came to you 🎥

  2. Feezii April 29, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    i needed this

  3. evald sand April 29, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Damn that opening sequence was dope

  4. Josh Winiarski April 29, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Incredible video, as a 19 year old in college this is much appreciated 🙏

  5. Galterius April 29, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    damn this video is perfect for me, I am 17 and I am trying to tell my parents that i would love to become a photographer/videographer… Luckily they understood me and they didn't reject my dream. But I will continue to study a "normal" job to be sure that I will have something in the future, but at the same time I will follow some online courses (such as Full Time Filmmaker by Parker Walbeck) to become better and better and see if this is really made for me !!
    Thanks a lot man !
    btw, do you know some good online courses I could follow ? they cost quite a lot of money as a student so I don't want to "waste" my money 😉

  6. szsTuning1 April 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I’ve been struggling with this problem for a long time, my parents don’t want me to try to pursue this carreer…

  7. Joshua Hulka April 29, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    You've stepped up the quality of your videos insanely in this video!! Great job, Chris!!

  8. Brendan Reynolds April 29, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Is 29 to old to go into photography I wanted to in high school and was pressured into not going into it

  9. Brecht Machiels April 29, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Hi Chris! Great video. I think it's even harder for some people who have parents who never studied. When I started studying in Digital Communications, my parents just didn't understand what I was going to be studying. Even now that I work in a digital agency they just don't understand what it's all about.

  10. Smashit 36 April 29, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Congrats to 250k!!! You really deserve this. Love your content. Keep up your good work! Best, Ethan

  11. mocha mocha April 29, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Life if short and you got to do what makes you happy ( and something you can live off with).

  12. Sam Redman April 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    I came here for the hair.

  13. Joshua Winkens April 29, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I can’t wait until the day where this isn’t a problem

  14. Michael Baltierra April 29, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I had been a hobbyist for as long as I can remember. I had a very well established and successful career in IT, which allowed me to take care of my wife and three sons, buy a home, and live a pretty decent life.

    After my oldest son got cancer in 2015, I decided to make the jump from IT into the creative realm full time. I wanted to do something that made me happy. I am lucky my wife supported me on my decision. I have been fortunate with being a little successful running my own photo / video business and my employer for the last six years took a gamble and moved me into marketing and I am able to create full time.

    Yes I know I am lucky but I am really happy and being able to come up with projects and have full reign on what I can create is awesome.

    And my oldest son, who beat cancer, unfortunately got cancer again. When he is done kicking cancer's ass, he has gear waiting for him so him and I can create together.

  15. Raphael Jaafari April 29, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Soooo how much do you make ? What…? I'm just following your advice…

  16. Foto Finn April 29, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    You have no idea how good this is for me. I'm 14 and really want photography/filmmaking to be my job when I'm older. My dad thinks it's a total waste of time to create and thinks I need to go to college and get a "normal" job. I want to do what I love for my job and make the best of my life

  17. TheOnlyPipeyG April 29, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Best timing for this! 👊 Thanks a lot. Just finally going to get started in being a creative and may need this in the future. Do you think this can work on parents who don't believe in being an creative? I have feared starting for so long because of judgement from family for long. They just want me to have a normal type job..

  18. Ismael April 29, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    3:41 – The drone passing by haha

  19. David Sornberger Photography April 29, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Love this, Chris. Rule #1: Always follow your dream and keep your eye on the target. I find that life just seems to bring you in the direction of your dreams if you believe in it. Might sound cliché but I think there's truth in it. You inspired me to up the content on my YouTube channel. Thank you 👍

  20. Justin Majeczky April 29, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Good stuff Chris. These types of videos are so useful to so many!

  21. faiz v16 April 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Finally! Something useful!!

  22. Eli April 29, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Im the BEST version of myself as a creative, and my parents see that about me! i explain to them that there is a "new" way people make money these days on the internet/social media. so i show them YouTubers, video editors and photographers..(just like you Chris..) i tell my parents how much i enjoy editing and shooting video/Documenting things. so they are willing to invest in me.

  23. Sean Thomas April 29, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Next video should be how to convince yourself that what your parents think is irrelevant.

  24. Grayson's adventures April 30, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Thanks for the tips i am trying to make it as a photographer

  25. Uniquely Flynn April 30, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Cheesy intro!!! LOL but well done??!! lmao!…

  26. REVIEWSONTHERUN April 30, 2019 at 1:21 am

    🤟✌️

  27. Alejandro Silva Filmmaker April 30, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Pat greenall is a legend! Spoted!

  28. Homes Media April 30, 2019 at 1:59 am

    How did you get permission to fly in that area, the airport is near by

  29. Emily B April 30, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Pretty sure my parents are still mourning my veterinary career (which I haven't wanted to be since I was six)… they don't pressure me to do any particular thing, but if they don't think it will pay the bills, it better be a side thing. Luckily, I actually like my day job, and having a reliable income source is giving me the freedom and confidence to try starting a small photography business this summer… and if the photography thing grows big enough, I don't like my day job so much that I can't quit to do something I love.

  30. Bryan Macalinao April 30, 2019 at 2:07 am

    I wanna live a life of a creative too. I'll do whatever it takes. Thanks for this video Chris. Many people will doubt but that will not stop me.

  31. Steve Edelen April 30, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Great video.

  32. a April 30, 2019 at 3:42 am

    As a working architect I just picked up a camera a year ago and it's brought very serious conflict into my life about what I want for my future

  33. Kuro Iruka April 30, 2019 at 4:00 am

    oh hell yea… the warp stabilizer 0:18

  34. Prabij Shrestha April 30, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I don't want to share my idea with my parents cause they have big mouth and tell everybody about my idea before lending me money . That could be huge loss in this competitive market.

  35. Noealz - Rain Photographer April 30, 2019 at 4:53 am

    It's more like a side thing for me, still make enough but too unreliable income

  36. Chris K April 30, 2019 at 5:09 am

    My dad fully supported me being a graphic designer. I was shocked but I was also passionate since I always loved art. Now that I'm older I'm loving photography again and want to this to be a part of my life.

    Also remember that when you graduate college there are a LOT of people that precede you and they will become your brothers and sisters moving forward.

  37. SD10N Edits April 30, 2019 at 5:16 am

    hi, my name is Shoumyadeep. i am from India and here we have exam know as jee mains for engineering. every parents gone crazy for this exam,they want there children to be an engineer or a doctor. Same situation is for me right now. i want to be a full-time photographer but my family want me to be an engineer. Thank you for this at this time so I can try make my parents mind change a little bit.

  38. Fri Intalan April 30, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Your dream should be bigger than your fear.

  39. Jan van der Walt April 30, 2019 at 6:28 am

    I decided to start doing photography full time at 41, its as tough then as when you are 18 to convince people that you can be successful doing it.

  40. Stickhelp April 30, 2019 at 6:37 am

    3:38 Nice fly through on the bridge!

  41. DK Hustler April 30, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Chris you inspire, you create a quality content value, and I have to say you have that x factor of charisma. Love your videos!

  42. Wild and Survival Restricted April 30, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Easy just show scientifically proven results from a career advisor

  43. Mr Saramsh April 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for such expensive content.

  44. Arianne Chavasse April 30, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Hi Chris can you tell my parents that I don’t need a (mental) hospital for deciding to be a blogger/ fashion photographer? We come from similar background, we both studied architecture, went the music path for a few years and then decided to be a creative. Any suggestions?

  45. Lineworks April 30, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Was that pete's new nd filter on the thumbnail ? 👌

  46. Josip Svalina April 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    You shouldn't try to convince anyone. You do you. Don't let parents live your life.

  47. Natalier Júnior April 30, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Boy, it seems like brazilian music in the start. Hugs from Nordeste, yes, in portuguese!!!

  48. Cody Wanner April 30, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Man. SOLID steps to take in order to convince your parents!! MONEY.

  49. Morgan Bardon April 30, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Nice to see your drone pass over your head at 3:40 into the video……

  50. RiNus World April 30, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    "It sucks to let your family down but it sucks worse to let yourself down"

  51. Joshua Paulino April 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Came here for the thumbnail, stayed for the video, kept watching for the hair, subscribed for the…? 😎👊🏻

  52. Serious GaminG April 30, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I am trying to be photographer and I am 18 yo My parents are still telling me that is just waste of time and I will find one "real job" and doing photography as second job until I start making real money for myself and then I'll go 100% in Photography 😉 Have a nice day and convince your parents that you can do anything Enjoy

  53. originals by sean April 30, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    money is the number one thing that will stop you carrying on though. if your not making enough money doing what you love you may have no choice but to find a regular job or go back to a career you once hated just to pay the bills.

  54. John Cook April 30, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Can't be a YouTuber if you don't have a b-roll sequence of coffee and some sort of electric transportation device somewhere in your video.

  55. Tahsin Abedin April 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Hey ChrisI love your videos! I also live in Toronto if you ever need a hand in recording I can help! I have a Canon 6D Mk ii With Tamron 24-70 f2.8 and a DJI Ronin S. Let me know! 😆

  56. Firebolt Prod. April 30, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Your last words were so true! If you break it down what really matters in life is that you live happily. Income is just one of many tools to get you there and so is a creative and fulfilling job – my opinion
    Very inspiring Chris, keep up the good work!

  57. Sarah Elwood April 30, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    your text that says "Chris Haus" in the beginning looks like Cums Hau … may want to add some more space between those letters…

  58. Petr Zakrzewski April 30, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks so much for this video. Today I've after 3 years finally decided to fulltime pursue a career as a photographer, videomaker and graphic designer. And it's true, I'm scared as hell. I was a volunteer till now and I don't have any financial support or backing. But at the same time I just know I can't do anything else than this. It's my life and love.

  59. Warren Price Rey April 30, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Loved the lens cap or nd filter transition nice touch

  60. SIKKY BEATS April 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Coming from the Music side the only way I could convince my parents I should do this was to show them that I could make a consistent revenue stream.
    Initially, I thought just uploading music and creating good content online was enough but then I realized that good content doesn't necessarily equate to making money. I love what I do, but making money was more important at the time so I could pay bills. I didn't start making money till I sat down and figured out every stream of rev I could think up and execute on them. Its hard work. If you want it bad enough you'll be okay to put in 16 hour days, and constantly be looking for a way to make it happen. and it will happen. That has been my experience. thanks for this video, hope this inspires someone! Love your content, Chris!

  61. Dylan White April 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Great video Chris! Man I feel so spoiled. growing up my parents are entrepreneurs and risk-takers and made money doing things in the arts that most people would think is impossible. Growing up watching them I got a first-hand education on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and a creative. That being said I still can't really find a way to make money doing photography taking pictures of people because most people today don't get pictures taken of themselves unless they are super rich or something like that.

  62. Cheese on Everything April 30, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    You mean "Hau?" 😆

  63. Emanuel Schimpfössl April 30, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Just had a talk with my parents yesterday and they told me they want me to have a finished university instruction so I would not only rely on photography. I mean I get, that they want me to have a save option, but I feel like driving on three different tracks at the same time (working too) and doing nothing a 100% won't get me any further…
    Any ideas?

    And maybe it's not totally fitting, but I just launched my first photography website. Soo, if you have some free time or just nothing to do, I would really really like to hear some criticism from people that do not know me.
    I designed everything myself (including the logo) 🙂
    https://emanuelschi.wixsite.com/home

  64. Megan Marie April 30, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    That transition with the bird at 0:45 was amazing!

  65. Lucas Swinden April 30, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    "It sucks to let your family down, but it's even worse to let yourself down"
    Chris Hau comin' in hot with the wisdom

  66. 876 Jaleel Brown April 30, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Nice thumbnail Chris, you look like the James Bond of photography (with hair).

  67. King Brandon May 1, 2019 at 12:51 am

    So nobody never seen the transition at 0:30 – 0:34 ??!! 👀🔥🔥 that was extremely DOPE !!!

  68. Ben Selby May 1, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Man, this is exactly what I needed to hear because I've been in limbo about wanting to take the leap for my creative drive. Road bumps are expected, but just need a little push. Thanks Chris!

  69. Joey Alford May 1, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Hellllll yeah let’s do this

  70. jesus freak0513 May 1, 2019 at 6:26 am

    I always wanted to be a creative particular Photographer and or Videographer. I was scared to tell my family or friends and because of that gave up on my dreams. Your Video was totally Awesome gave GREAT sound advice to young people and hell you motivated me to follow my dreams finally at 47 after listening to you and Peter, Mattie, Lizzie I finally decided to save and get a Canon DSLR preferably full frame but it depends on how long I can stand to save….lol…I'll get there though. IT'S NEVER TO LATE TO FOLLOW YOUR Passion!!! Wish me Luck.

  71. ᗷᒪᗩᑕK ᑕᒪOᑌᗪ May 1, 2019 at 8:49 am

    0:31 that transition 😍

  72. E10 Harricks May 1, 2019 at 10:15 am

    0:15 wheres the coffee

  73. Your Majesty May 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I wish parents would be more concerned with what makes people happy and how to find personal contentment rather than chase money.
    I don't make very much money, but you don't really need alot to live.

  74. Brandon Infante May 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Wtf? Does he have to convince them because they are paying for it? Im. Trying to figure this out. I didn't know this was a thing.

  75. Gary Blake May 1, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    I think it just depends on how sure of yourself you are that you want to do this type of career. If you put so much work into it and it truly does not feel like work? Then I say, make that commitment

  76. Dylan Baumgartner May 1, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    These videos are always on point and super helpful. But the main question I have is, what band were you in?

  77. Ivan Exp May 2, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Do all photographer have boosted board and love coffee?

  78. The art Attack May 2, 2019 at 10:18 am

    What coffee machine do you have

  79. Samuel Augustin May 2, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Chris can you meet my mom and dad please… jk

  80. David J. Scott May 2, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    What rock band?!

  81. Samuel Hugg May 2, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Great tips super deep thanks for the insight

  82. HVRIS May 3, 2019 at 1:51 am

    My parents were unsure at first, but when I sat down and gave them my business idea, they did listen and are now helping me and investing in it!

  83. Monte Holt May 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I think another thing to add into this is that it doesn't matter what age you are, you can make a career as a creative. Was just reading a book about some of the great filmmakers and many of them did not start this career until later. It takes hard work, determination, and reaching your goals one step at a time.

    Thanks Chris for the great video and encouragement.

  84. Alexander Ciprian May 4, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Yo! What rock band were you in!?

  85. Jen O'Hogan May 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I've been incredibly fortunate to have parents who have supported me regardless of my pursuits. "As long as you're happy"
    I have 3 diplomas. lol Only one of which I'm currently utilizing.

  86. khelaram_ s0ren May 6, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Haven't told abt being creative to my parents…… Don't know when to tell😢

  87. Gene Smith May 9, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    LoL if you need your parents permission to become a photographer you're better off working at Daddy's place…

  88. Alex May 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I think you have to distinct. There are people who want to make arts and there are people who want to build a business by "selling photo/video related stuff". Both is called "photographer", but is not the same at all. Couple of years ago I think photography was more about arts. With media becoming more and more present in our lives the demand on photo/video "products" grew a lot. When you tell your parents, that you want to become a photographer, I think the most of them think of it like arts. And they are right: if you want to shoot the next "mona lisa" and hope that you will be able to live of it you will most probably fail. Because in "real" arts, which is made only for the purpose of itself, only veeeeery few people succeed in the world.
    But if you tell them, you want to become a business man selling media related products, it would be a whole different story. And actually it is this. Selling products. You have to be a bit creative. You have to have decent photo skills. But what you really need is put you out there and market yourself. It is more about building business than about "photo". You have to study what people need and how to reach them. If you understood this, you won't have a problem to earn money in this field. And if you can't sell it to your parents, how you want to sell your stuff to other people? 😉

  89. JMGant Photography May 16, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    "Real jobs" are for those who want to work 8-5 for someone else, and only keep 1/4th the money you create.

  90. That Modern Dude May 21, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    3:45 .. my favourite moment when the drone makes an appearance. Also.. killer video and tips on what is definitely a tough conversation for many people

  91. Laeti Golden May 24, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Thank you so much for this! Very motivating

  92. Josep Bautista May 30, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    For years, the struggle at home was real and the scars were just growing deeper with my dad (don't be a failure, go to college, be a man, work in an office, blablabla). He had to leave his photography career when he was young, and didn't want me to follow his failure. I failed to enter photography school when I was 20. Now at 30, I'm in Japan, going to graduate next year in one of the best photography schools in the World (or at least Asia) and destroy those broken dreams of both my dad and I.

  93. Allison Belladonna May 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Yeah that last quote shook me down a bit. My mom supported my jump into photography fully so I'm a bit lucky there but there are… other things that I need to talk to them about and that last quote just made me breathe a huge sigh of relief.

  94. Michael M. Costa June 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    To be honest, if all else fails… you don’t need to sell your parents. The most important thing is that you are not allowing other people to discourage your and detour you from your dreams/goals.

  95. Jason Chow June 27, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Whats the intro music and the bgm?

  96. Hunter Nielsen July 3, 2019 at 12:43 am

    I took up photography classes my sophomore year of high school and instantly fell in love. But I've been pushed towards a career in the food industry and yes I love cooking but I want to be a photographer. I've struggled trying to voice how much I want to follow this path and this video helped me out so much! Thank you! 😊

  97. Bora Vanna July 7, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Like it

  98. Supratim Das August 11, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Chris Hau, need help.
    I want to pursue short- filmmaking and cinematography as a side business. Currently a full-time undergraduate student in research institute, and going to PhD and research as main part of carrier. But for now I want to start filmmaking… How to convince parents for this, that they help me to buy camera and accessories, and which part time job ( cinema related) I can do now ? ( I am from Pune – India)

  99. Lukas R September 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Whats the best starter Camera For a starter photographer e.g canon

  100. Bryan McGuire September 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Step One: Be an adult, pay your own bills. Step 2: Tell your parents. Step 3: Build your business in your spare time until the point you can do it full time. That's how I'm doing mine. Three years in, and I'm seeing growth every year.

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