tripl3distill3d wrote in post #12331710
I need a job. Correction, I need money. Going to school for photography has ill prepared me to become working photographer. After losing a part-time retail job, I have vowed to set the bar higher and do something that gets me excited about getting out of bed again. (I am from and live in NYC.)
Long story short, I'm trying to pick up some extra cash assisting but am not sure what avenues I should take to become someones assistant; should I intern? When I first tried to do this straight out of high school, my inquiries were met with a bunch of "we already have assistants that we work with." I was discouraged and never actively tried again.
Does anyone have any advice or thoughts?
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