Preparation for photographers in Scotland coming out of lockdown
As it looks like we are coming out of lockdown slowly but surely, although I imagine I will have to wait a bit longer as a conference and event photographer operating around Edinburgh and Scotland, there are a number of things we can do as professional photographers to prepare for working again, some you may already be doing during the lockdown and others you may not have thought about. So for what it’s worth, here are my tips for photographers coming out of the lockdown and preparing for some new photography commissions:
1. Make sure your website is up to date and has some new content.
2. Check all your gear is in working order for your first commission.
3. Practice some photoshoots and try and imagine you are photographing a paid commission, it’s easy to get rusty when you are out of action for a while, this is particularly relevant for event photographers, who will have had little opportunity to photograph large groups of people throughout the last 3 months or so.
4. Keep your social media presence up and active daily, there is no real excuse for this during lockdown.
5. I know it can be difficult at a time like this, especially as we have all lost a lot of income, but try and remain positive for the future, or at least take advantage of the days when you feel positive and use them to create and prepare.
6. Think of the useful things you have experienced over lockdown. I have extended my infrared work in Scotland and I feel I have taken some of the best photos of my home town in Dunbar, in addition to having more time for new projects like photographing waves etc.
7. Get in touch through social media with your clients to remind them you are still around.
8. Try and continue with these projects you started during lockdown, treat this time as a fresh start in some areas.
9. Hopefully we have all had some access to training over this period, even if it is photoshop or camera manufacturers videos on YouTube, it’s all useful, so remember practice your newly found skills.
10. Spend a bit of time on your appearance, we have all let it slip during lockdown and if possible, get a haircut beforehand your first job, we all look a bit like cavemen just now.
Hope that helps, anyway, until next time.
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