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Photographer FAQs

What is freelance photography?

Freelance photography is the act of taking and providing photos that one takes for different clients on a contractual basis. In essence, this is done by a self-employed freelance photographer, who takes and edits pictures of their subjects per contract or project, as opposed to being a full-time employee of an individual or company. Simply put, you are a photographer, and you are your own boss. 

How does freelance photography work? 

There are two ways to look at this: from the employer’s side and the photographer’s side. The client simply gets a freelance photographer, shares with them their goals, and discuss the rates. On the material day, the photographer will show up, perform their duty, and when the client is happy, they release the remainder of their payment or as per their initial arrangement. 

On the other hand, the photographer searches for clients and negotiates a deal with them, depending on the nature of the work and how much they would require as compensation. Once that’s settled, they can either outsource some help during the D-day or handle the work independently. Once the project is complete, they can work on a different assignment with another client, and the cycle continues. . 

How do you succeed as a freelance photographer?

There are millions of ‘professional’ photographers all over the world. There might be hundreds or even thousands in your area that you may have to compete with for clients. The best way to land more clients is to ensure that you set yourself as the go-to person and that your approach is different from the others. So how do you set yourself apart from the rest? 

The first thing that you require is a solid portfolio. It is crucial to have an online portfolio, and depending on your clientele, a physical portfolio would also suffice. This means you can create a simple website that you can add your portfolio, photo gallery, rate card, and contacts. Having a well-optimized website will also enable you to land new clients, all thanks to Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

You should invest a lot in referrals. The best way to succeed in this part is to ensure that you treat your current clients with professionalism and appeal to them to spread the word to their friends, family, and colleagues regarding your services. This is the easiest way to get more clients referred your way. 

You also need to ensure that you have the best and latest equipment to use in your work. If you are stuck on using stale products, your output won’t be as good, and you may end up losing potential future clients. 

Keeping an eye out for new trends and skills will also give you an edge over the competition. This means that it would be helpful to attend workshops and join a community forum of your peers.

What are some of the best photo editing mobile apps for freelance photographers?

Some of the best photo editing mobile apps that freelance photographers can make use of include:

  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Autodesk Pixlr
  • Camera+
  • Litely
  • Flikr
  • PicsArt
  • Snapseed

What are some of the worst freelance photography mistakes to avoid?

It is easy to make some mistakes, especially when you’re just getting started as a freelance photographer. However, with experience, you should gather enough skills to help avoid making such mistakes. Some of the worst freelance photography mistakes you need to avoid are the shaky camera syndrome, not organizing your equipment before working on a project, poor lighting, and the failure to pay attention to composition and framing. 

Do you need a college degree to become a freelance photographer?

 Photography is an art, and just like many other types of creative arts, you don’t get taught much of the skills at school but through experience. This means that to become a freelance photographer, you don’t necessarily have to obtain a college degree. 

However, it would be prudent to understand that photography isn’t all about clicking a button on the camera. Many other factors come into play, such as color, exposure, composition, lighting, and so much more. This means that it would help if you had received some basic photography training before venturing into making it your source of income. 

Fortunately, there are a number of online photography courses that you can take advantage of and learn how to become a successful freelance photographer within days. 

What are the best paying types of freelance photography?

There are many types of freelance photography that one can take advantage of. Some of the best paying types of freelance photography are wedding, fashion, wildlife, and product photography. Wedding photography is in such high demand, as yet-to-be couples will only want to get the best services. Every special moment should be well-captured, and most of them are willing to pay a little extra to ensure that they get a quality return on investment. 

Fashion photography is also gaining traction as one of the most popular types of photography, also known to pay well. Even if you do not land a gig with one of the large fashion brands, you can still take impressive photos of models and showcasing different fashion trends. 

Even though it is not quite popular and easy to get started, wildlife photography is another highly-paying type of photography. You get to work with established firms in the film industry, wildlife magazines, etc. The only problem with this is that it requires a little extra training on how to handle it successfully, as you not only need to know how to take quality pictures but also learn how to remain calm and interact safely with wild animals. 

Should I get an outdoor or in-house photography session?

Before employing a freelance photographer, it is always advisable to know what your goals are. This will help you to determine whether you need pictures taken outside or in a studio. Some pictures are better off taken in a studio while others in a natural environment. 

For instance, family photography is best taken outdoors, as it would be much easier to capture emotions. Other types such as food, fashion, or product photography are best captured under a controlled environment. Ensure that whatever type of images you want to be taken, ensure that the freelance photographer has access to the necessary and required software and equipment.