Lessons on Your Road to Becoming a Freelance Photographer

Taking the leap of fate to freelancing is probably one of the first major milestones and commitments we can make to both ourselves and our career. Jeff Rojas has now been working as a full-time freelancer for roughly five years. This video helps breakdown some of the tough questions and quips of wisdom that can help us push forward to being able to stably work as a freelance photographer.

Some measure the act of being a professional photographer by the ability of getting paid. For me, I know the act of becoming a photographer is a long journey, birthed from the moment you pick up or put down your camera and end up realizing this is something you want to do for the rest of your life. Freelancing is one of those milestones that turn into an actual profession. Rojas starts by opening with the fact that the mind frame must shift from creative hobbyist to creative entrepreneur. This is now a job with sporadic hours that require your efforts at all times of the day, be it cold calling or simply building up interactions via your social media platforms. My biggest takeaway from this video was the statement that it is OK to dream or to be a dreamer, but at some point we have to turn dreams into goals.

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Walid Azami's picture

Great motivational video, love to see photographers giving great advice!

Yechiel Orgel's picture

True words well said