Here are some great tips to help break into the photography biz.
1. The most important thing to remember is that you don’t need to be a photographer to be a Photographer’s Assistant. Common sense absolutely rules (although a basic understanding of how a Digital SLR works would help).
2. Be prepared to work physically hard and for long hours. An all-day wedding for example, could last from 7am to 9pm + travel time, with a studio shoot running well into the early hours.
3. Follow @togassist on Twitter, use social media and search engines to find your local photographers/studios.
4. Ask family and friends if they could put in a good word for you with any professional photographers they might know.
5. When approaching photographers/studios directly, I would recommend sending them a personal email with some background information about yourself. If they are interested/have availability, they will then ask more questions (possibly ask for your CV) and arrange to meet up for a…
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