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27-11-09, 05:40 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Originally Posted by
Karen - If you want to work in the industry and be a jobbing photographer do a vocational course with an industry qualification. Even better, forget collage and get involved with your local paper/website. Only go for a Degree qualification if you want to teach photography or pursue a more artistic path. There aren't many docco/press togs with degrees.
Doing free work... Hmmm. Depends how you look at it. Doing free favors is ok, but free work, no. I used to do odd jobs for my local rag as favors, but they'd keep me stocked up with free film. Soon after that I was charging for images used. Getting your name known is a matter of doing jobs in the local area. However, you won't be very popular with the other snappers in the area if you do jobs for free.
I hope that helps a bit.
Thanks very much for the advice, Ben. I have taken it on board and its given me quite a bit to think about.
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