Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos The Business of Photography
Thread started 10 Oct 2011 (Monday) 14:09
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Getting into a traveling photography postion

 
ajstonestreet
Senior Member
273 posts
Joined Mar 2011
Bismarck, ND
Oct 10, 2011 14:09 |  #1

I would like to get a job as a traveling photographer.
But i'm not even sure where to start.

Any help?


I have gear. Period.

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
MJPhotos24
Cream of the Crop
MJPhotos24's Avatar
5,618 posts
Joined Nov 2005
Attica, NY/Clearwater, FL
Oct 10, 2011 22:25 |  #2

Shooting what?


Gear: here - Websites: Mike Janes Photographyexternal link
Sports Shooter Profileexternal link - Four Seam Images LLCexternal link
MaxPrepsexternal link - MLB Blog - Let's see if I have time for this!external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
ajstonestreet
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
273 posts
Joined Mar 2011
Bismarck, ND
Oct 10, 2011 23:53 |  #3

culture


I have gear. Period.

LOG IN TO REPLY
ssim
POTN Landscape & Cityscape Photographer 2005
ssim's Avatar
10,884 posts
Joined Apr 2003
southern Alberta, Canada
Oct 11, 2011 00:08 as a reply to ajstonestreet's post |  #4

That's still a pretty vague answer. Culture is a broad subject and is open to interpretation by the individual. I take it that you want this as a career. If you are going to ask for serious advice on here you need to provide plenty of details so that we can give you informed information that is relevant.

There are some photographers that make their sole living by being a photographer that does destination imagery and they are usually contracted to a specific magazine or news agency. They are few and far between these days as if a magazine wants an image of something there are plenty of stock sites that will probably be able to provide what they want.

You could try contacting some of the travel and leisure magazines. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I would suggest that perhaps you should try getting accepted by some of the more reputable stock agencies to see if your work is valued by them. With a little searching you will find other threads on here that will provide you with some of the answers that you seek.


My life is like one big RAW file....way too much post processing needed.
Sheldon Simpson | My Galleryexternal link | My Gear updated: 20JUL12

LOG IN TO REPLY
MJPhotos24
Cream of the Crop
MJPhotos24's Avatar
5,618 posts
Joined Nov 2005
Attica, NY/Clearwater, FL
Oct 11, 2011 00:20 |  #5

Sheldon's right - culture is way too vague and no clue experience, etc.


Gear: here - Websites: Mike Janes Photographyexternal link
Sports Shooter Profileexternal link - Four Seam Images LLCexternal link
MaxPrepsexternal link - MLB Blog - Let's see if I have time for this!external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Jarrad
Senior Member
Jarrad's Avatar
801 posts
Joined Jan 2005
B.C., Canada
Oct 11, 2011 03:59 |  #6

Start Traveling and shooting if you haven't already. Develop a personal creative vision that will set you apart from your competition. Put together a portfolio with a cohesive vision and start contacting Photo Editors & Art Buyers at travel magazines with mailers, e-mail, calls (asking to meet in person to show your physical book). Services like Adbase.com & AgencyAccess.com will help you find out whom to contact and how best to contact them. Be consistent, persistent and patient.

:)


.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
x_tan
Cream of the Crop
x_tan's Avatar
Joined Sep 2010
ɐılɐɹʇsnɐ 'ǝuɹnoqlǝɯ
Oct 11, 2011 04:02 |  #7

Easy, just apply NGM


Canon 5D3 + Zoom (EF 17-40L, 24-105L & 28-300L, 100-400L II) & Prime (24L II, 85L II, 100L, 135L & 200 f/2.8L II; Zeiss 1,4/35)
Sony α7r + Zeiss 1,8/55 FE
Nikon Coolpix A; Nikon F3 & F100 + Zeiss 1,4/50
Retiring external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
RDKirk
Cream of the Crop
RDKirk's Avatar
11,889 posts
Joined May 2004
USA
Oct 11, 2011 20:44 |  #8

ajstonestreet wrote in post #13230305external link
I would like to get a job as a traveling photographer.
But i'm not even sure where to start.

Any help?

You're not going to easily get a "job" as such--you'll have to freelance, and that's gotten a lot harder than it used to be.




LOG IN TO REPLY
tim
Light Bringer
tim's Avatar
50,439 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Wellington, New Zealand
Oct 12, 2011 03:20 |  #9

You and about a million other people. You have to be on the top 0.001% of photographers to get that job/freelance work, and have contacts in the industry.

Build a portfolio. Build contacts. Don't give up your day job.


Professional wedding photographer, engineer.
Read all my FAQs (wedding, printing, lighting, books, etc)

LOG IN TO REPLY
Jimconnerphoto
Goldmember
Jimconnerphoto's Avatar
2,159 posts
Joined Feb 2008
Southern California
Oct 13, 2011 18:39 |  #10

Step one, define who your client is
Step two, figure out who your competition is
Step three, either find out who employs such photographers or create your business plan
Step four, If this is to be your business; Create your marketing plan and figure out how your gonna get clients.
Step five, Start shooting, a lot...

I do not really understand what a culture photographer is but if you want to be a culture photographer then just start shooting. One thing I suggest is that when you define yourself as a photographer people should get a clear idea of what you do and what you are capable of. Focus on a particular subject, style, clientele or type of photography to start. Make sure all you do with website, cards, promotions and marketing will define what you do.


Wedding and Portraits www.jimconnerphoto.comexternal link
Commercial Work www.jamesdconner.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
x_tan
Cream of the Crop
x_tan's Avatar
Joined Sep 2010
ɐılɐɹʇsnɐ 'ǝuɹnoqlǝɯ
Oct 13, 2011 19:22 |  #11

zagiace wrote in post #13247569external link
Step one, define who your client is
Step two, figure out who your competition is
Step three, either find out who employs such photographers or create your business plan
Step four, If this is to be your business; Create your marketing plan and figure out how your gonna get clients.
Step five, Start shooting, a lot...

I like it, except bring Step 5 to step 1.


Canon 5D3 + Zoom (EF 17-40L, 24-105L & 28-300L, 100-400L II) & Prime (24L II, 85L II, 100L, 135L & 200 f/2.8L II; Zeiss 1,4/35)
Sony α7r + Zeiss 1,8/55 FE
Nikon Coolpix A; Nikon F3 & F100 + Zeiss 1,4/50
Retiring external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

747 views & 0 likes for this thread
Getting into a traveling photography postion
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos The Business of Photography


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00143 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is srq2625
711 guests, 637 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 5577, that happened on Mar 02, 2016