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Old April 21st, 2003, 03:05 AM   #1
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How do you make the money?

I spent over 20 years as a 'stills' photographer which also included working as a staff photogrqapher on two national newspapers and up 'till three years ago had quite a good business doing the usual stuff, weddings, corporate and the like.
I felt that stills photography was quickly being overtaken by video and as a result invested over twenty grand in an XL1 and everything needed to produce video. I thought that my customers would still be interested in my services as a videographer. I was wrong! Video is a much more competitive market. If I were relying on video alone I'd go bust very quickly!
So just how do you 'professionals' find your work. Corporate production is not easy to break in to, neither is wedding video, unless you don't care about quality and do it for a silly price.
I'm not a newcomer to business but I feel that for the last three years all I've done is bashed my head against a brick wall!
Any tips greatfuly received.
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hey!
Good question. If there was one big secret to making money, we'd all be rich!

Take a look at this thread, it'll give you an idea what we are all up to, and hopefully some ideas to help you expand your business.
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