Commercial photography qualification
2016 saw the start of the photography business. Delighted to say that it took off much more quickly than we could have hoped for. During the first six months of the year I completed my Level 3 City & Guilds Photography studies at Royal Leamington Spa College. After lots of hard but really enjoyable work I was delighted to receive Distinctions in all areas.
Gaining that qualification was the impetus needed to start the photography business. So after 40 years of taking photographs as a hobbyist, I had finally achieved my schoolboy dream of becoming a commercial photographer. The hard work in developing a client base would now begin.
Marketing the new photography business
But starting a business is one thing, making it all happen is another. How to get clients? The first thing to do was to build an initial portfolio. To do this Unni and I approached a number of businesses and explained what we were trying to do and to our delight we had a really positive response – the results of which you can see in some of the previous posts on this blog.
Within a few months we had built our initial portfolio and developed the web site and created the Facebook page for the business.
Investment in Profoto lighting equipment
In December 2016, we made a significant investment in top of the range Profoto studio lighting equipment and quickly put it to use in a shoot we did for Gosh Boutique.
January is looking good with three shoots already agreed – one fashion, one product and one food related. Unni and I are really excited to get working on these new challenges. If you are looking for images to promote your business why not contact us today for an initial chat.
Thanks to all that have supported us so far, we look forward to working again with you soon.
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