I don’t think anyone can guarantee success in photography because success comes in many forms and it means different things to different people. For me it might mean the simple ability of waking up every morning and being excited about what else I can learn photographically that will broaden my experience. For other’s it might signify seeing a high amount of transactions on PayPal from the selling of prints. It’s all subjective. Colin Pantall asked several photographers this simple question that’s nonetheless, very difficult to answer.
I’m personally fond of Timothy Archibald’s response:
When a completed project goes public and is embraced or reflected upon in a variety of different ways by a variety of different people…and you can feel people’s fascination with it…in ways different than your own…wow…then I think that project is successful.