Make Yourself a Peal Fashion Photographer

One way to market yourself to your clients as a fashion photographer is to become a "real" fashion photographer. In short, attempt to get your fashion flair work published.

I recommend that you shoot some fashion editorials or images that could appear in local or regional fashion, style, and wedding publications. If you are published in local or regional style magazines, you can use this as a promotional tagline or selling point for clients. Not only are clients hiring a photographer to create fashion flair, they are hiring a fashion photographer with work appearing in recognizable publications (even if they are small, local publications). If you keep these publications around the studio or have them displayed on your blog, it will lend you credibility and prestige as a fashion photographer. Clients who want to look like the models in the magazines or who want to live the fantasy will be reassured that you have the capabilities to achieve that for them.

Figure 14.3 is displayed prominently as a large canvas in my studio to act as a conversation piece. This artistic beauty piece has appeared in half a dozen publications in London, Australia, and the United States. When clients comment on or inquire about the piece, I have an opportunity to talk about my work and international publications.

Contact targeted magazines to see upcoming publication themes, submission requirements, or other guidelines for photographers. Often, emails are ignored and ineffective. Instead, I recommend that you call these publications and reach out to the creative director or art director to make real contact about what they are interested in. If you call, you are likely to at minimum get the email address of the correct contact at the publication and usually can get an idea of upcoming themes.

Fantasy Fashion Photography

Figure 14.3

This fashion photography piece that's prominently displayed in my studio and has been published in many international magazines gives me an easy introduction to talk about my fashion photography career.

Figure 14.3

This fashion photography piece that's prominently displayed in my studio and has been published in many international magazines gives me an easy introduction to talk about my fashion photography career.

Turn Your Photography Hobby Into Income

Turn Your Photography Hobby Into Income

Do you enjoy taking photographs? Are you the kind of person who brings the camera everywhere you go? Do you never miss an opportunity to take a picture? How good are your photographs? If you possess some skill at camera work and love doing it, then you have a marvelous opportunity in front of you if you wish to take it.

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