Tilt-Shift lens worth it?

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OP Ian L Contributing Member • Posts: 583
Re: Tilt-Shift lens worth it?

mmarian wrote:

I started getting regular comissions from various magazines about 16 years ago. Well before Instagram and Facebook existence and in fact before digital cameras came into prominence. I simply had my portfolio folder under my arm and went knocking on publishing houses editor's doors. One day I got lucky and one managing editor probably liked my attitude and my work. I offered to do first job for free and with no commitments from either side. I had my Hasselblad 503 then with Distagon 40mm and a couple of other lenses. Anyway, she sent me a job shortly after and she must have liked what I did on the first assignment and how I handled it becauce it got published and I have been shooting for that publishing house ever since. Later also for several other editors in charge of several architectural and interior design magazines this house produces. Since then I was approached by other publishing houses and as we say the rest is history... Today, I can imagine the social media is the way to promote your work but I am a strong believer in personal interaction and face to face contact.

Good luck...

I imagine prior to digital it was probably easier to get hired, since now everyone is basically a photographer, or do you think it's the same now?

I was considering putting together some portfolio material into a flyer, or going a little more fancy and going for a 4 page foldout and hand delivering it to any potential clients. I've been somewhat lazy on keeping my portfolio updated though. Not sure about everyone else, but once I've finished editing a photo, I really don't have any enthusiasm to go back and look at my photos again. So for me updating my portfolio is tedious.

I suppose a good start would be for me to actually pick up a few architecture magazines, thumb thru them to get familiar with the styles they like and then find some to try contacting.

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