Do you like photography, really like it a lot?
Do you do it well enough to think you could make money at it?
Does photography excite you? Is it something you think about or do in your off hours? Does it occupy your mind and your time on weekends or when you come home from work?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then maybe you can be a freelance photographer.
What is a freelance photographer?
To my way of thinking, its a photographer who is not employed by a company or studio. In other words, a freelance is a photographer who is not on someone’s payroll. He also does not own a studio, at least not what’s usually considered a studio, a business enterprise that does portraits or commercial work.
A freelance photographer is one who’s out there on assignment, an assignment of his own choosing or his own making, whether it’s for a publication, a corporation, an individual, or his own stock file.
But what does it take to be a freelance photographer?
More than anything else, desire. Since it’s something you do on your own, it’s something you have to want to do. It’s not a job, it’s more of a lifestyle.
It also takes photographic skills — knowledge and artistry — that make your work good within its realm.
Finally, freelance photography takes marketing know-how, the ability to find or create clients for your work.
Desire is something you either have or don’t have.
Skills can be learned.
Marketing ideas and know-how are something you can get right here.
As you browse this site, notice what gets your attention or draws your interest. These would be the best places to start. But remember, the more ideas and opportunities about which you read, the more ‘luck’ you’ll have in developing those special freelance areas of your own.
Freelance photography is a vocation — or avocation — that can be combined with a variety other interests. If you’re ‘into’ photography, there’s never any reason to be bored.
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