02. Offering to shoot groups or organisations
Smaller bands, theatre groups, organisations – they all need decent images to help with PR purposes, and this can benefit you too.
If a group visits your neighbourhood and catches your eye, why not offer to take some PR images for them?
Unless they already have a relationship with a photographer, chances are they will be interested — and you get better access on their next performance, and more pictures.
03. Be realistic about travel commissions
Any serious travel photographer dreams of a client stumping up for an all-expenses-paid trip to a great location, but these gigs are hard to come by.
Maybe you can ease the pain though by contacting a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and offering to take some images of their work — they might be at least able to help with accommodation and food costs, which often account for a quite a large slice of a trip’s costs.
Or maybe a tour company or a hotel can give you a discount on food and board if you offer to supply images for them.
Going to travel industry shows is a good way to network.
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