Should You Tell Your Photography Clients About Your 9-to-5 Job?
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Should You Tell Your Photography Clients About Your 9-to-5 Job?

Should You Tell Your Photography Clients About Your 9-to-5 Job? There are numerous avenues to becoming a full-time professional photographer. For many aspiring photographers who seek a career change, the responsibilities of family and financial commitments mean that quitting your current 9-to-5 job to pursue this goal is not possible. So there will be a period of time that you start to take on paid photography commissions whilst you still work your 9-to-5. Should you tell your clients the truth: that you are a part time photographer? Or should you fake it till you make it? We examine the pros and cons of both sides. Being honest from the start with a client will alleviate any tension tension of having a dirty little secret. You can try to convince your prospective client that although you are a part time photographer, your passion to make it your full time living will be reflected in the quality of work they would receive. Hopefully your portfolio speaks for itself, so the fact that you are relatively new in doing paid work is irrelevant. Most clients will appreciate the honesty and will warm to your passion as they’ll see that the paid work […]

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