Freelance Photography is one of the most in demand career these days. The good news is that Photographers can bring the passion from a typical hobby to a business opportunity may it be a part-time or full time basis. With the use of the powerful tool, Internet, there is a greater chance to be successful with it. Internet has revolutionalized business while photographers benefitted from the multitude of online opportunities around the web. Here are some helpful tips and online sites for photographers :
Build Yourself. Just like any product, you have to build an image for your product. Now, your product is “you and your skills”. Create a portfolio both in print such as a presentable coffee table album and an online portfolio by creating a professional website. Purchasing your own domain would make it look professional, but be critical on the contents of the site since it will serve as a window of your business. Testimonies from notable past clients can be added to put more value to it.
Get a professional camera . The key to a good output image is the type of camera. Most photographers are very keen about the cameras they used, usually, more than one depending on their needs. If you are planning to purchase a new one, it is advisable to canvass and get reviews from others first about the right specifications and brands of a camera.
Go digital. Make use of the internet in getting the latest trend in Photography business, acquire fresh knowledge and skills, communicate with fellow photographers and generate solid client base through social networks.
Opportunities for Freelance Photographers:
Personal and Corporate Events Photography
Freelance works for electronic journals and magazines
Commercial and Industrial Photography
Stock Photo Agencies
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Online Sites for Photographers :
Here are some sites that offers a great deal for photographers.
Flickr A very good site to showcase personal and commercial photos. Mashable.com, a social media guide, voted Dustin Diaz, as 2009 Best Flickr Photographer of the Year. Recognitions from notable sites will increase the photographers market value to prospective clients.
iStockphoto Sell royalty photos advisable for professional photographers
shutterstock Earn from selling your images,refer stock buyers and other photographer submitters
fotolia Sell royalty photos and get paid through Paypal or Moneybookers
startingabiz.com Guide for starting a freelance photography business
There arel lots of online sites that offers great deal for photographers while there are also scam sites that gives false earning schemes. Be wary, make sure to read the “Frequently Asked Questions” page and understand its terms and conditions before joining.