Becoming an awesome, hot shot, car photographer. This topic made up the entirety of yesterdays daydream content.
Travelling the world, shooting exotic cars, covering races and events and going on crazy road trips. It sounds impossible but in my imagination I had it all worked out!
On a serious note, I’m wondering what the route into this industry would be.
I’m not a completely hopeless daydreamer starting from scratch. I have ten years of photography experience. I’ve had the occasional assignment and been published in a handful of car and bike magazines but never the opportunity to chase work on a full time basis (until now). I’ve really thrown myself back into it this year and learned a lot plus I just really, really enjoy doing it. I have an online portfolio under construction that’s not horrible.
So how would you approach it? Email individual magazines to get on the editors radar? Contact the photographers themselves and try to tag along on a shoot? Are there any nice, approachable photographers that would tolerate an assistant asking loads of questions in a provincial accent? I’m just not sure how to approach it.
I’m currently just grazing the web looking at as many portfolios, tutorials and such as I can get my hands on. I’m also on the car forums trying to source some interesting local stuff for a shoot but having no luck yet.
STW, font of all knowledge, help me out or shoot me down.