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 UK's guide to photography.
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.
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 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.
There are many libraries and agencies that will accept work submissions online, we have gathered together a selection for you.
As well as stock image libraries there is a vast amount of places where a freelance photographer can gain work.
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.
A list of regional and national training courses plus a collection of online training sites.
Links and details of professional bodies and associations for freelance photographers.
A collection of useful links for freelance photographers.
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.