The Verge has posted an article explaining how to be an awesome photographer without being a freelancer.
The article, written by photographer Alex Pajitnov, explains that you shouldn’t just be doing photography, but also creating content for your business.
If you’re looking to expand your portfolio, the article lists tips on how to start a business that focuses on creative, business-oriented photography.
The advice goes on to say that freelancers should have a strong passion for photography, so that when you take photos you’re actually creating content that reflects the company you work for.
Pajitson also suggests a way to avoid being a “jobbing” photographer.
“If you’ve been thinking of being a photographer for a long time, you might be thinking that it’s the best way to make a living.
I want you to be aware that you don’t need a job to be successful as a photographer.
Your photography skills are your skills and your business is your business,” he says.
If your business doesn’t rely on freelancing, Pajittnov suggests doing some research before making your next move.
“You might be wondering why you should even bother if you can’t make a salary.
That’s why I’m sharing this with you, because you might think that you can earn a living with a photography gig.
You might think it’s a way of making money.
But it’s not,” he said.
“There’s a lot of great content out there, but it’s really difficult to get into that field, and it’s so much easier to become a photographer and create content.”
Pajotnov also advises looking into the careers of those who have already made it big.
“I think it would be really nice if you saw how the people that you want to work with have made it,” he writes.
“It might be a bit surprising to you, but that’s part of the fun.
You get to work for a company that has a history and a reputation, and you have that with your clients.
They might have seen your work, they might not, but they know that you’re doing something special.
You’re not just doing it for money.”