So a few weeks back I replied to an advert who was looking for a fashion photographer to shoot with. I researched what information I could find attached to the company name but at that point nothing was posted online.
So I was a little surprised to receive an email stating that my style was not suitable. Something about the email made we write back as I thought that is was an unfair assumption when I had no details about the job. In fact part of my job is to adapt my style in accordance to my clients needs and aesthetics. Funnily enough I did not get a reply back. It did however remind me why I love my job and that I am always learning new skills to introduce to my work.
As photographers we often do jobs which pay the bills and might not necessarily be in our portfolio. For example I freelanced with a company shooting content for Deliveroo. However, you wouldn't necessarily find these images unless the job I am applying for is relevant. I also find I shoot regular clients differently. You start to know what style they prefer and as such use certain lens and setting. So I guess what I am trying to say is tell me what you're looking for, I might just surprise you!
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weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography