April 17, 2007 11:39pm CST
I was just curious to know if any member has a clue how one would start to be a freelance photographer. I am really interested in this, maybe for brochures, calendar companies. I really don't even know where to start. Any ideas???
18 Apr 07
Prepare a portfolio - ensure it has a good range and variety to show your abilities Set up a website to showcase your works and current projects etc Hook up with people you know who's already in the industry... I'm sure they'll be able to help
20 Apr 07
You don't just sit there waiting for a professional to approach you cos' it ain't gonna happen! Be proactive, look for them, talk to those on the street, or during events like weddings etc. Browse the internet for some established one and write to them for mentorship or something!
1 Jun 07
The best way to get started, or at least what worked for me, contact as many companies that you can via internet. If possible email them a couple of your pics as an example. I have been fortunate enough to sell pics to several travel agencies this way.
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20 Apr 07
You could try to join one of the millions of stock photography companies that are on the internet now. Don't join one that makes you pay a fee to join. The one I use most if Fotolia.com. I sold acouple of photos on there. I haven't made any big money, but a few hundred dollars isn't bad for something I love to do and only do it in my spare time as a hobby.