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Postby Kris on Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:39 pm

A pro photographer in Sydney willing to take on a junior for weekend only work. Basically I'd like to be an assistant to a wedding photographer or similar.

I have my own gear (5D, 24-70L, 70-200 F2.8 IS, 580EX, Grip) and want to work for free learning the more advanced bits and pieces of photography. Ie: lighting, exposing, metering and so on..

Please pm me

Thanks
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Postby Kyle on Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:49 pm

lol refer ocau.... add me to that list too mate :D
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Postby Kris on Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:09 am

Not much interest eh kyle :P
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Postby gstark on Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:18 am

Perhaps send a PM to Padey?
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Postby Kris on Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:22 am

I've spoken to Gavin (works with padey?) who appears to be too busy (thats understandable)

besides.. Padey likes GTR's ppfffttt :P
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Postby jdear on Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:52 am

1. get your yellowpages out

2. look up websites of photographers that work near you

3. shortlist the ones you like

4. ring / email them (eg: My name is 'fullname' and I am looking to move into the photography industry fulltime. I have seen your work and I was wondering if you have any opportunties for me to work alongside you [or your other photogs'] to see how you work etc etc...) - A good phone manner will usually get you far!

5. if there is even a slight air of interest put together a slick DVD / CD-ROM with your work on it and post it to them

6. chase them up

7. even if they dont have enough work, ask if they can give you a quick critique of your work so you know your headed in the right direction

Ive done the above and Ive met up with some big names down here in Illawarra. Their feedback was most encouraging.

Most pro's are very friendly (except usually studio photog's) and even if they cant take you on, its good to network with other photog's.

Also don't limit yourself to one industry - check out other areas of photography you may not be so interested in... Alot of photog's dont just spend time shooting in one area. (met up with a product photographer, and took my details for when people ring him up wanting a wedding photog!) - also good to expand your visions to include other areas until you can rely on profit from one area you can specialise in.

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Postby Kris on Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:56 am

Thanks ! I'll do just this - I'll have to start to compile a CD/DVD of good shots. I feel most of them were just luck :P which isn't too encouraging. Mind you I think after my course I'll have a bit more confident and experience

I do have contact with a Pro (expecting a call back) that is a friend of a friend so hopefully I can do some work alongside him. He shoots fashion, so that would definitely be very helpful for me

Not an easy market to break into!
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