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Discussion in 'Photography Forum' started by jon@xpose, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. jon@xpose

    jon@xpose New Member

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to say hi. I'm not the most confident on forums so forgive me if i don't contribute.

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  2. Matt Hunt

    Matt Hunt New Member

    Hello!

    :)
     
  3. atmosferik

    atmosferik New Member

    Hi!

    I'm new to this sort of thing too. Mainly because I don't have time to do all this forum stuff.

    But hello anyway. Hello to all!
     
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  4. Lizph

    Lizph New Member

    I'm a new member too!!

    Hi from Liz and hi to all. I am a professional photographer and have just signed up to the forum. This is my first forum, and seems very friendly.
     
  5. Hi i'm new too, recently got a dslr and now hoping to get into freelancing and event photography so any advice will be greatly appreciated
     
  6. johnthecoach

    johnthecoach New Member

    Richard,

    As well as a Freelance Coach, I organise and run a big Food Festival - and we are often approached by photographers in a variety of ways.

    Some want to be the Official Festival Photographer, others want to offer photos post-festival for PR and website purposes; some want to sell photos to Exhibitors of their stall and customers etc.

    So, with my "coach hat" on, I would say rather than "try and get into Freelancing" just ACT AS IF your ARE a Freelancer, and learn as you go - be brave and just step forward; yes, you might fall flat from time to time, but you will always learn and re-group for your next step.

    So as a starter, I would find all the local festivals in your area. I would contact the organiser and see if they are willing to let you be the Official Festival Photographer (good for the CV).

    You might charge them nothing, but be allowed to hand your Business Card to exhibitors and maybe send them photos of their presence at the festival for a price.

    Set up a Paypal account to with prices for different kinds of photos; and send an email invoice from Paypal to those that want to buy your photos.

    Hope this is useful...and the best of luck - have some fun! :)
    John
     
  7. great advice! confidence is the key then and talent of course. Thankyou
     
  8. photodiva

    photodiva New Member

    Hello. I'm new to this forum, too. I'm a photographer of the digital persuasion. I'm currently concentrating on sport photography. I'm also not very good at marketing myself, so some advice on that score is what I would like to learn more about here.
     
  9. JAW

    JAW New Member

    Hi there! Enjoy your stay! ;)
     
  10. JIM Photography

    JIM Photography New Member

    Very new to this

    Just saying hello. I have set up a facebook page, posted on photography monthly, won a few competitions and covered one wedding. I am now looking to make this my career. I am mainly looking to cover event, sport and extreme photography. Anyone with any advice will alway be greatly appreciated.
     
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  11. thomas206

    thomas206 New Member

    Welcome! Are you an avid freelance photographer? What are your favorite things to shoot?
     
  12. Mark Lyons

    Mark Lyons Member

    Hi Liz,

    Welcome to here!
     
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