I'm new to the San Francisco Bay area and falling in love with photography. Any advice or things to avoid if I want to get more practice shooting for small businesses. Hourly rates, where to advertise or let business know that I'm available?
Post your reply
You have to sign in to be able to leave your reply to this topic
Hi @Tallienat. I just recently closed my studio so I could concentrate more on teaching and being more creative with my own photography. I've helped two students set up their own photography businesses - so if you have some specific questions, I can certainly help you out with any answers I may have.22 August 2011
@maspick Thanks this is great advice, and when I'm able to shoot - my camera is with me. Workshops, classes and communities like this continue to help me see the errors of my ways.13 July 2011
You're correct - there are so many rich subjects in this area, so I'll keep shooting, posting and learning while looking for the chance to work with someone part time.
ALWAYS have your camera with you and make sure to have extra cards & battery. If you think you've taken every shot in a place, you're wrong. Have business cards with you always, too. Build a portfolio, either in a book that can hold 8x10's or on a device like am iPad so that people that express an interest can see results. Every where you go is a photo AND advertising opportunity.11 July 2011
I lived in Sonoma County 20 years ago and can attest to the rich variety of subjects in the Bay Area, especially north of the GG.
Hi, I'm not a pro, so I can't help you, I hope other photographers around here can help you :-)6 July 2011