4 Career Tips From a Self-Made Photographer

Caitie Schlisserman

Since she was a child, self-made photographer Amy Stone's interests have been rooted in visual creativity. After moving to New York and graduating college, she landed a gig being a social photography intern at Zac Posen, and later went on to intern at the CFDA and with Garance Doré and The Sartorialist. It wasn’t until later that she realized there was an industry need for beautiful imagery—specifically for social content—and with her impressive list of internships, Stone eventually landed at Gap, where she now oversees social media creative and content direction. In addition to her full-time role, Stone has built a successful photography business with clients ranging from Rag & Bone to Nars, and she hasn’t looked back. What’s the key to it all? Being proactive and enjoying life to its fullest—with a glass of Veuve Clicquot in hand. Continue reading for four tips Stone has learned during her career.

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