It’s time for another #askjulie! Make sure to keep sending in your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org !
My name is Adam, a photographer based in Amsterdam (originally from Israel) and I hope to get your advice on a few questions!
First I’ll explain a bit by sharing my story – but you can skip this and just get to the questions in the end…
Well, just around 15 years ago I’ve started photographing musicians and bands, which led into a few jobs with them, PR photos, Cover designs (I am a graphic designer), posters and so on – meaning, I never focused only on photography and actually the major focus was on design work. as a day-time job I also worked as a designer. now, very recently, I’ve decided it’s time to focus on what I really love and take on photography 100% as a full time profession. And now the challenges are – where to start? My portfolio isn’t large but I can stand behind the quality of work in it. I face two issues, one – enlarge my portfolio, two – spread the word. Both prove to be harder than expected.
1. How do you find good TFP partners? I try looking for collaborations with models via Model Mayhem to very low responses, I have posted notices at fashion design school looking for students to shoot their work – and found pure silence. Any tips on doing something else? Any tips in doing the same – but better? Thank you!
2. What are the best ways to get yourself known? There is posting your work to blogs, groups, and so on, and there is what i suspect is better – working with many people, tagging them when you post, and basically reaching their audience. Lastly there are blogs, youtube, etc – but again people need to find it, reach it… What worked better for you? How did you grow your following?
Thank you very much.”