A project well done is of the utmost importance to me. Here is a list of some of the fine folks that I have had the pleasure of working with.
NYPhotoNY Photography Client List
In 2013 when I quit my go nowhere job and decided to become a full time photographer there was no safety net. It was sink or swim. I knew my passion was photography and wasn’t going to rest until I could make something of the craft. This page is dedicated to my up to date photography client list. I have worked with many brands – domestic and international as well as many agencies, companies, and individuals. This page will be updated from time to time to show you whom I have worked with and delivered complete projects for. You’re in good hands with your shoot as I am an extremely experienced photographer that is professional, punctual, friendly, and determined to deliver a great shooting experience along with high quality images. You can follow me on Twitter for up to date information. My work has been published in many forms and I would definitely like to hear about your upcoming project or any inquiry you may have for your brand.
Being a freelancer can yield the ultimate highs and the ultimate lows. As a freelancer or small business owner you know exactly what I mean. Committing yourself full time to your passion can be an uphill battle but the rewards far outweigh the risks. It’s all about commitment. That being said – the more you produce and the better you hone your craft the more you should acknowledge your worth as a viable commodity for those who need your service.
That means you shouldn’t sell yourself short. Three years ago when I started my business after quitting my go-nowhere job I KNEW I had to make it work. I had no capital, was getting married, and had no clientele. Looking back on it now I’m amazed I’m here. It took equal parts stupidity, bravery, willpower, and goddamn guts. I couldn’t quit. In that first year I took any and all jobs and took any pay that came with. It didn’t matter if I was working a 6 hour shoot for $200 (My client was mixing cocktails for his family at 1pm on a Tuesday in a 6 million dollar home) or working a 4 hour party for $75 (The party was in a loft in Soho filled with pseudo celebs and hangers on) I knew I had to do the grunt work to better my portfolio, gain more experience, and ultimately charge more and get better clientele so I didn’t have to hear someone say “I’d make you a drink but I don’t want crooked pictures! ::Insert smarmy jerk laugh::” or dealing with flakey clients who no-showed or tried to chinse on an agreed upon price.
After a while of plugging away that stuff eventually falls by the wayside and through a sometimes trial by fire you start to learn quickly and know better about how to handle your business. The type of clientele you will start to get will also rise in quality. You just have to keep working at what you do, don’t sweat the competition, and offer your customers something excellent. Customer service is a huge part of this business and it will get you repeat customers time and time again. As time goes on you can raise your rates accordingly, which is great for your business but your work will come under more scrutiny from higher end clientele who want a more perfect package. That being said you need to quote rates that are firm across the board. It would be unfair for you to charge people differently unless you have those awesome legacy clients that deserve a discount here and there because they have been loyal to you.
One of the major things you need to keep in mind is to never give up and never lose hope in yourself or your work. It’s an uphill battle with many factors that may discourage you from continuing but if your passion is your work then the hard work will start paying off in spades and before you know it you’ll have established yourself. The work never stops but at some point you’ll be able to work smarter instead of harder. For example why take 5 jobs that have a payout of $200 per job when you can have two jobs that each pay $500 within a week? As your work gets better so do your rates.
A huge factor in maintaining your business and your lifestyle as a full time freelancer is your positivity. You need to remain calm and positive and keep your eye on whatever prize you have in front of you. It sounds cheesy but it works. Why do you think people are always talking about the power of positivity? Thanks for reading!
Hello, everyone! This page is dedicated to articles I have written for other websites as well as places nyphotony.com has been mentioned.
I’d appreciate it if you took the time to check out some of these links. If you aren’t down with that I have two words for you…too bad.
Mentioned on MSN Career Builder
Mentioned on Deseret News
Number 10 on this tips link
Shooting from Home tips on PhotographyTalk.com
Dealing With Flakes article for PhotographyTalk.com
Review for F-Stop Magazine
Starting a photography company
Review for F-Stop Magazine: Noel Kerns
Mention on B2B Community: Social Media Predictions
Mention on The Hound: Why Is My Job Sexy
Mention on Self Employment King: How To Increase Sales
Review for F-Stop Magazine: Robert Herman’s “The New Yorkers”
Mention on National Federation of Independent Business
CarolRoth.com Advice For Entrepreneurs Starting New Businesses
Mention on Granted.com “What are the worse reasons for taking a job.”
Review for F-Stop Magazine: Dolce Via by Charles H. Traub
Mention on Self Employment King: How To Use Instagram For Business
Review For F-Stop Magazine: Paul Chesley: A Photographic Voyage
Mention in an article for NFIB.com
Review for F-Stop Magazine: Moon Viewing
Photo for “Tamed Lightning” by Susana Acosta
Contribution to Connect: 100+ Mind Blowing Strategies to Use Social Media and Drive Business Growth
Review for F-Stop Magazine: Bronx Boys by Stephen Shames
9 Tips to Propel Your Personal Brand
Mentioned on Inc.com
Monthly articles for MyPhotoCentral.com
Tiger Sheds: Running A Business From Your Home
Mentioned in FitSmallBusiness.com
Photos featured in GQIndia
Mentioned in FinanceAndMarkets.com