OMG!!! Would you believe there is some customer is trying abuse and mistreat the photography industries.
What is Freelance Job?
The Basic Definition of a Freelance Job
Essentially, a freelance job is one where a person works for themselves, rather than for a company. While freelancers do take on contract work for companies and organizations, they are ultimately self-employed.
Don't do it for free cause you have already invested your DSLR camera and gears. Your DSLR shutter have life spend. Most entry-level DSLR cameras are only rated at 100,000 shutter actuation. Mid and high-end cameras have more durable shutters that are rated up to between 150,000 and 300,000 actuation.
What you should do if you are new to the photography industry? 1. Find the best photography workshops
If you are going to invest in a photography course/workshop do some serious research first.
It’s a huge investment so find out who the teachers are. Are they industry professionals that are going to be teaching you relevant styles and techniques? Is the style of teaching suited to your personality and photography? Who are the ex students that have gone on to create successful careers? Consider weekend workshops and online courses held by experts in their fields.
2. Find a mentor
A mentor should be someone who has had a successful career, whose work you admire and is passionate about what they do. They should be available for at least one hour a month.
3. Get as much experience as possible Intern in all kind of photography job with company or with other photographer. It can be in wedding, commercial or event. You will still get paid. Don't do it for free for your profile cause you have already invested photography courses, DSLR and gears. No matter who they are or what they have or how popular, cause you still need to feed yourself and the gears. They try to take advantage and no one will know who you are. 4. Hang around with people who inspire and support you
Some of your friends and family are going to try and talk you out of pursuing your dreams. They have good intentions but it’s your dream not theirs.
5. Learn to embrace failure
Some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs had spectacular failures before they found success.
Henry Ford had 5 businesses fail before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times trying to invent the light bulb and after the 10,000th time; he succeed. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
6. Having a full time or part time job while you build your business is a great idea.
You can have part time job or full time job while building your photography industry. It will take times to let the market know who you are. Success doesn't come over night or month. It will take years. Mistake is the best to learn to improve yourself. 7. Social Networking
Blog, tweet, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, google+, LinkedIn do it all and do it often. Share your work, support other artists whose work you love and be generous with your information. Shooting personal projects give you a chance to test new lighting styles, lenses, locations and it’s a brilliant way to showcase your personality. 8. Don't worry just shoot with payment.
Customer know, if you pay peanuts you get monkeys. The best way to know you are qualified to get a job or not, apply as a membership in PicsUs Service platform and send your 20 best photos to us. Our judges will judge which your category is and it is free. Or you can go for the MPA Far East grading with international standard of qualification. If you are qualified, you will be notify if there is customer request for photographer. The first that grab the job, get the job. Join Us Today cause this is Malaysia largest photographer booking site.