(Jan 25, 2013, 04:37)Korry Wrote:
(Jan 19, 2013, 23:40)photokev Wrote: Shoot what you love and the money will come
This is the advice that should be framed on the wall of every artist who's thinking about making living from his passion.
(unfortunately, we all tend to forget that one as soon as we actually need money to survive)
i'm travelling but having a break in london and probably here now for a further 6 months .. so a little bored i googled all the local wedding photographers, got their mob numbers and rang the lot...
Thought maybe i'd help out one of them while picking up a bit of experience at the same time.. what happened is that no one wants any help.. not even free.. was a bit surprised ..
Had a look at local blogs about on wedding photographers in my area and it was full of complaints about overcharging and quality of work.
Most i rang said there was almost no work and not a living .. I do feel sorry for them but i'm thinking that the whole photographic industry is changing now that everybody can buy a reasonable digital camera.
Its harder to sell a £3000 pound wedding assignment with the availability of lots of pretty good amateurs and money being tight.
I'm wondering if there isn't another way to work by offering your services free and selling prints and hi-resolution images direct to the customer. If your work was good you might make money ... if rubbish you'd fail...
Isn't that how it works anyway.
I've been shooting for 30 yrs and was prepared to use my pro gear for free and couldn't get a taker.. what does that tell you?
Thats my 2 bobs worth hoo roo folks Jim Truscott