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Bigger cash prize on offer for top garden photos
Annual photography contest stumps up more money to help secure more entrants.
Photographers finalise their best garden shots
Camera-owners of all skill levels urged not to let the autumn pass by uncaptured.
- App lets photographers check microstock sales
Keeping track of your earnings from 13 agencies is just a series of clicks away.
- Freelancers told what photo buyers really want
Photographers can download one less excuse to be behind the curve in 2013.
- Ban on freelancer’s ‘misleading’ photo advert
Photographer forced to take down his claim of being a member of the SWPP.
- Editors’ photo needs in flux, freelancers told
'Digital's encroachment on print titles doesn't spell deal-breaker for photographers.'
- Freelance Alliance Spotlight: portrait photographer Rebecca Lupton
How to win 'dream clients' through your personal projects portfolio.
- Freelance Alliance Spotlight - Cathy Topping
Asian inspiration and the tough learning curves of starting up as a photographer.
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- Freelance Photographer Guides
- Photography Introduction
Freelance photography can be a highly rewarding career and can potentially take you around the world. The scope for work is large, as well as the traditional sources of magazines and newspapers the increase in Internet usage has opened up another channel for you to sell your work or gain ongoing contracts.
- Freelance Photography Guide
Freelance UK's guide to photography.
- Routes into the industry
The traditional route to becoming a photographer was to help out as an assistant in a photography studio. This will soon help you make your mind up whether the work is right for you or not and will also give you invaluable experience when it comes to setting out on your own.
- Who needs Freelance Photographers?
There is huge scope for photography jobs in the market place, here we cover the main areas where you can win contracts or supply images on a freelance basis.
- Rates and Allowances
Rates for jobs can vary from sector to sector and from job to job. One of the main things to understand about a photographer's income is that it is usually derived from two parts, from commissioned work and from selling stock photos.
- Photography - Selling Your Work
There are many libraries and agencies that will accept work submissions online, we have gathered together a selection for you.
- How to find work
As well as stock image libraries there is a vast amount of places where a freelance photographer can gain work.
- Legal issues for Photographers
As a photographer you need to make yourself aware of what you can and cannot do and, just as importantly, what your clients can and cannot do. At the least ignoring copyright will leave you out of pocket and at worst could result in legal action.
- Photography - Training & Courses
A list of regional and national training courses plus a collection of online training sites.
- Photography - Professional Bodies
Links and details of professional bodies and associations for freelance photographers.
- Photography - Useful Links
A collection of useful links for freelance photographers.
- Photography - Recommended Reading
There are some excellent titles out there that will not only help you with photographic techniques but will also explain the ins and outs of running your own business.