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How to Find Clients as a Freelance Photographer

How to find clients as a freelance photographer
Finding clients as a photographer is a life-long quest. Because of this, you need some razor-sharp marketing skills. If you are just starting out in the profession, it is a good practice to start by offering your services to family members and friends, your church members, and colleagues so you can gain more experience. These are your first point of contact. If your work is good, of course, they will help you in the marketing.

For the Nigerian community, one of the best places to sell your photography and make huge money is the NYSC orientation camp. Network with photographers who are already into it and partner with them to get you into the system. Meet the relevant body in charge of NYSC orientation camp and get yourself registered in order to get access to the camp. You are going to spend little money in the registration process, but the money you are going to make far outweigh the money you are going to spend.

There is really huge money to make as a freelance photographer from NYSC camp. Corps members are always in the habit of taking photographs. If you offer quality services at a reasonable price, you will for sure make substantial money from them. You can equally go to their CDS clubs, campaigns and their place of primary assignments. They are always willing to take pictures. I'm writing this from my own personal experience. I made a reasonable amount of money from photography when I was serving as a corps member.

Always be on the look for events like weddings, birthday parties, schools end of the year/session parties and other relevant open occasions. You may not necessarily be invited once it's an open event. Just take your camera, hang it on your neck and take a stroll there, chances are that you might be called upon to render a service.

Take advantage of technology and promote yourself and your business via the internet. You can create blogs or websites where you can showcase your portfolio. Promote your site through social media. When people come to your site they may be interested in your portfolio and contact you.

You may not have a web development background, no problem about that. You will learn everything you need to know to set up a functional blog or website from this blog as we progress. Keep visiting so you don't miss out. You can equally subscribe to receive update from us.

After you have created your photoblog, to reach to a wider audience, write good quality articles about photography and post them in article directories. This will increase traffic to your site and the subsequent conversion of the traffic to clients. A list of article directories you may consider are:

  • Submit your Articles.
  • Go Articles.com
  • EzineArticles.com
  • freearticlesubmission.org
  • Acme-Articles.com, etc.

But make sure the articles are original content, high quality written by you, not copied from some other websites. You will definitely increase your website global visibility by doing this.Having done all these, don't forget that your success also depends on having good gadgets for this business. One of the best camera in the market that you should consider having is the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom, 24mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full High Definition Video Recording (Silver).

Quality Camera, Great Pictures and Videos, Great Price - that's the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS. The PowerShot ELPH 110 HS is a natural fit for your hands. Its ease of operation and reliable high-quality performance are reasons enough for anyone to make it the best companion.  You will also love its attention-getting quality of its distinctively sophisticated modern design.

A 16.1 Megapixel high sensitivity sensor plus Canon DIGIC 5 Image processor delivers impeccable image quality and high-performance features that were never before possible. Experience Face ID that recognizes and optimizes images of your friends and family. Intelligent IS that creates sharp, steady shots in a wide variety of situations and stunning High Definition  video.

It features a Smart AUTO that lives up to its name, letting you shoot anywhere, anytime as the mood strikes, being confident that the camera will automatically make your images the best they can be.
Its HS system lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations.
Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in bright light and shadow areas.

This is as a result of two technology brought together in PowerShot cameras - a high sensitivity imaging sensor which is able to capture more light; and the DIGIC Image Processor, which actively reduces noise with high-speed image processing. The 16.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity.

The DIGIC Image Processor provides a major boost in noise reduction, expanding the usable ISO range to an amazing level of ISO 3200. Its HS System takes the frustration out of low - light shooting, delivering clear, blur-free images. In addition to its HS system, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video.

Just imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p Full High Definition video that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family members and friends. With the PowerShot ELPH, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format - a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos.

Its 5x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle Lens lets you capture both depth and expanse to give photos a real sense of scale. Landscapes, group photos, city shots, and more all benefits from the extra room the wide-angle lens affords, and the added expanse gives you more to work with in every frame. In fact, the 5x Optical Zoom puts real zooming power in your hands

The UA lens technology makes possible compact lenses with remarkable optical performance. All in all, this is a quality camera, good quality output with an intuitive interface. It gets my enthusiastic recommendation!

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