posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:43 AM
reply to post by tpg65
but I really wouldn't know how to go about doing it for a living .
I'm not an expert by any means but some ideas that might kick your brain into gear.
Setup a website and register your domain name. Maybe start a photography blog
Join some photography forums/websites and get a bit known
If you have not already, do a photography course somewhere. Potential employer may look for talent there. It will give you a "Qualification" paper.
Even if you don't actually learn anything official qualifications help promote you better!
Offer to do some free work at a local community style newspaper
In Australia I have met at least 3 photographers who just turn up at club motorsport races and take lots photos of the competitors racing. Then they
sell them back to the competitors. Those racing guys compete in a very expensive amateur sport and have "ego's" and pay for that sort thing!
Volunteer to take the photos for a sporting club free so they can take the image files to a "Pro Lab" to get printed
Try to look for places with young/new actors and models and offer to do their portfolios at the right price
It might not be glamorous/profitable initially or even the type of photography you want to do but it will certainly gain you experience and make the
resume look fatter! Either for employed or freelance work! Nothing hard and fast just examples to get your brain thinking on what you can do in your
area as each area is different and peoples wants vary! You never know you might just sell some paintings as well!