Do you remember when I talked about Theatre Photography a few weeks ago? It all started offering myself to take some photographs of a theatre company while the rehearsal just to get some portfolio and as a favour. Because we should help and share art with people who make art 😉
In that same post I encouraged you to dare and offer yourself to people you know or people you may want to be in contact with… you never know! and the worst-case-scenario would be you never call each other again and you have a wider portfolio. That doesn’t hurt anyone…
My offer went beyond expected and I was asked to attend the rehearsals as the official photographer of the theatre company, that way I have some more work to do and my agenda has less empty gaps, but my name will be somewhere, my photos will be shown somewhere besides my website and gallery and my name will be pronounced by others.
If I had never offered myself as a photographer, I wouldn’t have had this opportunity to work with these people. It’s just a small job but it’s an example of how important it is to keep moving and keep going out and keep showing your work and, most importantly, keep working.
Any similar experience you want to share? How do you promote your work?