If you run your own business, it can be hard to figure out when and if you need a break. Times are hard for photographers, now maybe more than ever, and you may feel that you have to work more than ever before. In this honest and personal video, Jeff Rojas reminds you not to lose yourself and your work-life balance.
13 questions to ask clients ahead of a photography job
Since my first photography job, I’ve been commissioned by top brands including Adidas, Jose Cuervo, Amazon, Sony, AEG, Land Securities, Heineken and many more. I hope to be able to help others take their first steps into professional photography.
Beginning with your first photography job, when you first start getting photography commissions as a photographer it can be very tempting to just take them all on.
“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” FALSE.
I would like to find who originally coined that phrase, get in a time machine, go back in time to when he/she was a tiny baby, and take them to an island to be raised by wolves so this sentiment would never make it into the world.
Because as nice as it sounds, it’s simply not true.
3 reasons why you should show your work
Something I’ve always struggled with as a photographer is being willing to put my work out there for the world to see. As a branding junkie, it’s not that I’m not proud of my work, it’s that I want to somehow come up with a cohesive portfolio before I market myself in a particular genre of photography.
There’s a fatal flaw with this sort of logic though, as pointed out in the most recent Chase Jarvis RAW video. No one will ever notice you or see what you’re capable of if you don’t share your work.[Read More…]
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