What do I need in order to stand out?
Photography is a rising industry with many people in it. I want to make sure that I stand out far away from the crowd. This is going to be hard due to the fact that so many people are talented and wanting a photography job. How can I ensure that I will stand out and get a job in this world?
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Hi again Ciara,
The bottom line for a professional photographer: you have to produce images that your client is going to pay you for. You get hired because the images in your portfolio show the vision you have and your ability to capture your vision with a camera.( never show anything but your best images) Your portfolio should contain images that illustrate the area of work you wish to pursue. Like photojournalism, sports, advertising and so on.
Striking images are the ones that create an emotional reaction in the viewer and that can be amplified by the faces in your photographs. Your photographs have to connect with whomever you are showing them to. I would suggest you look at photographs that are considered to be outstanding and ask yourself what makes them exceptional.
Besides all of the above, get yourself and your images known. Shoot for school newspapers, volunteer as a photographer for non-profits, be seen at events with your camera. Remember, never show anything but your best images.
Best of luck!
Hi Ciara! Great question and it's good that you're already thinking about branding yourself. There are a handful of things you can start doing and thinking about in order to launch your photography career. Below are a few tips and feel free to continue your research online or through a network of professionals. Remember, the realm of photography extends further than this short list, but I hope you're able to find a nugget or two of wisdom here! GOOD LUCK! In my opinion, the world needs more artistic people and photography is wonderful way to capture what the artist sees through her lens.
Katherine recommends the following next steps:
The most important things to do to stand out are:
- Confirm your selection of a suitable career area - during my years in human resources, I have found that people who follow this step are the ones most likely to select and flourish in a suitable career area and stand out on their merits
- Work as hard as you can to get the best grades possible - future employers and networking contacts always look for people who have proved to be doing their best that they can in their assignments
- Develop and maintain personal in-person networking connections - such in-person networking allows one to further confirm the suitability of a career area and develop contacts that will prove to be valuable throughout one's education/career journey
During my professional years, I have found that the following steps will allow one to develop potential in an appropriate career area and excel.
Ken recommends the following next steps: