Atlanta-based photographer Eduardo Schoen wrote a blog post about getting started in photojournalism.
As a photojournalist who is working on building a client base it is important to remember perseverance, professionalism, and networking go a long way. I currently shoot for two small news services as well as a local online community news association. I can’t stress enough how big a role maintaining a professional demeanor and perseverance plays in getting additional work and your name out to editors.
When one of the editors I had been working with stopped answering my emails I didn’t give up. I started contacting other editors and several of them responded favorably to my inquiries. In addition, I used those affiliations to gain access to concerts and sporting events. One of the editors even created a special section for my ice hockey photos of the local team and invited me to write a blog for the site. Score!
Continue reading on Eduardo’s blog.