Being a remote photographer, you need not be near the camera in order to take the perfect picture. The camera can be digitally or remote controlled or can even be designed with a sensory system. This means that a picture will be automatically taken when the sensor picks up any type of movement in front of the camera. Now, with the introduction out of the way, we can move on to more important things such as how do remote photographers actually get clients?
Pictures are always worth a thousand words
If you’re looking for serious clients that will stay loyal to you no matter what the picture crisis is, you need to pull up your socks and stop looking your photos as a job. You need to look at them as if they’re telling your story – your photography story.
Marketing 101 – Do your own thing
If you’re not getting as many clients as you initially thought, don’t opt for the copycat photographer image. Many photographers copycat their competitor’s marketing strategy. After all, if it works for them, why won’t it work for me? Because your competitors are marketing their own photography story. It’s as simple as that. And the pictures you take will say the rest.
It’s not just pictures – it’s a captured moment in time
Ever thought you can capture time in a bottle and treasure it forever? If you’re a photographer, you can with the simple click of a camera button. The image you captured there is a moment in time and can be held onto forever. It’s just like a split second in time of a memory in the making. That’s what you do – you create a way to capture time that can be treasured forever. It may make you feel like a pioneer, but if the pictures don’t tell a story, you give that time captured a way to escape…
Don’t conform to “it must be like this” or “look like that”
The main reason clients would want to make use of your photographing services is the fact that they also have a say in the way their pictures look. They need to know they’ll be in for an original experience every time. If you take photographs of families, keep the “could you stand up straight” or “make that smile a little bigger” to a minimum. The ones in the photo need to feel comfortable and natural. As much as it may be about the picture, it is about the memory that picture creates. And you are in control of that memory so give them a great one to remember!
If someone wants a photo taken, whether in action or not, they want it to stand out from the rest. That’s why you need to make your photos stand out – the best way of getting clients.