How and why to charge : Musicians..It is really tempting to offer to shoot bands and musicians for free, hoping that some where down the road they will pay you, or the pictures will some day be worth something..How and why to charge : Musicians.. by straightfromcamera
Thats usually, almost 100% of the time, not the case.
Music is as much a visual medium as it is an aural one. Image is everything, and good photos should be worth their weight in gold.
When approaching potential clients, this fact should be a major point in your 'bid' to gain their business.
Since everyone and their mother now fancy themselves a photographer, the professional photographer profession has found itself flooded with talent, and I use the word TALENT loosely.
Step One: Market your talent
Contrary to this whole article, you may need to do something for free, to build an image portfolio, and clients who can attest you your talent.
Once you can comfortably market yourself, you will want to work on your pitch; Musicians in general, most of which are just starting out,
Who the heck are you?|
Okay, what I mean is "what are you doing?"
I'm typing at my computer. Well, I mean by the time you read this I will obviously already have finished typing and saving it and will probably be doing something else... .
That's NOT what I mean! I mean, what makes you so special?
You're a jerk.
No. I'm a Brian.
WHAT DO YOU DO HERE AT dA?!?
Sheesh. No need to yell. Nothing anymore. For 18 months I was the Street Photography Gallery Moderator. Now I'm retired and enjoy being a genre Nazi.
I'm currently interested in stalking you. What are you outside of DeviantArt?
In a previous life I was a software engineer. Then the bubble burst on that and now in my current existence I am an Elementary school teacher. I was born and raised in the South Bay area of California (err...not Oakland, but the SoCal South Bay...Torrance, Hawthorne, Carson, etc... .). A few years back I took a software engineering contract in Taipei, Taiwan and moved 10,000 Km to the left. I've been here in the R.O.C. ever since.
Brian, will you FAQ me?
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