To get you up and running as quickly as possible and help you land your dream freelance photography job as soon as possible, so here’s what we suggest you to do.
First of all believe that is possible. Getting started is the hardest part at the beginning.
It’s important that you get you take action, and in so doing, get connected with clients and your peers in the photography industry.
Second, familiarize yourself with the 20 Top Stock Photography Agencies here:
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You may have heard of some of the stock agencies already: Alamy, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Fotolia, Depositphotos, etc. There you will find links that will take you directly to the stock photography agency websites where you can create an account and start uploading your photos.
To begin, sign up to the stock photography agency of your choice. Here you will familiarize yourself with the agency application process and submission criteria guidelines. Upload your photos.
It’s important that you allocate time to choose your best photos. This step is shouldn’t be rushed.
Showcase your best photos and make your submissions stand out.
Honestly, if you you are interested in submitting to stock photography agencies, then do those two things and you’ll be closer to earning income, a lot sooner than if you didn’t take action at all.
Here’s another tip…
If stock photography agencies aren’t your particular market area of interest right now, or you prefer to work directly with clients, or would like to see what other types of photography jobs there are that fit your style, and/or expertise, then please take advantage of the numerous, fresh, quality jobs that appear daily on our job board at our travelphotosriches.com website.
Overall, we highly suggest you be open to multiple income streams to make a decent living as a freelance photographer. We hope you are able to take advantage of the jobs on the job board.
Finally, a big part of becoming a successful photographer is being good at what you do. But a lot of beginner photographers lack confidence and worry that they’re never good enough. And that’s not true. You don’t need to be an amazing photographer slinging expensive lenses on your hip. You don’t need to have a trophy cabinet full of awards. You don’t even need years of experience. In all honesty, all you really need to get started is the desire and your finger to click the camera button! That’s it!
This high-end women’s fashion photography shoot of Sindashi wearable art is an example of what Ron was able to accomplish – with no previous experience – when he just jumped in with both feet! He had to line up a model, choose the outdoor street scenes, consider lighting and time of day, organize his camera gear, try to keep calm under pressure, etc. Check out his fashion photo spread and read the “comments” from his fellow fashion photographer friend section at the bottom of the post.
OK, we’ve given you a lot to think about for one day, so…
Take the day off. Go for a walk (with your camera of course!) keeping in mind what photography criteria the stock agencies are looking for. Or apply for one of the numerous and varied photography jobs on our job board.
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