Being Freelance
Photographer Tom Miles - Constant Creative Improvement
Jan 18, 2015 · 40 min
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This week, what it’s like being freelance for London based photographer Tom Miles.

With over 20 years working self employed in the industry: has he finally nailed pricing? How does he drop clients whose work he doesn’t enjoy? How does he evolve his portfolio to get the work he wants rather than what he’s offered?

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Here’s some of the key takeaway points:

  • Connections matter; stay in touch

  • It’s a freelance obligation to do work that you care about: if you don’t like a client, don’t work for them

  • Seek honest opinions on your work when building your portfolio

  • To get dream jobs? Look at your portfolio, look at where you want to be and bridge the gap yourself

  • ‘Become your own mentor’: log your creative process; build on successes & avoid repeating mistakes

  • The key to your 'personal brand' is essentially how professional you are: act with integrity, do the job you agree to at the price and timescale they expect and that is the essense of your brand

More on Tom

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TED Talks

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Four Hour Work Week

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