Being special catalog photographer is tough task but getting recruited for the same is even tougher. The special catalog photographer is one of the key players of product photography. He is the one who holds a perfect command over making a catalog suited photograph album.
Product photography is the backbone of several businesses and industries now days as all of their advertisements, promotions and expeditions are subject to the condition that how well they have their catalog ready. And after getting this need highlighted these clients always look forward to get an expert to associate with; this expertise is the key for a special catalog photographer and his recruitment.
Let us talk about the career and job option available for Catalog Photographer. To begin with first you have to be well versed with fundamentals and technicalities of product photography and catalog photography in particular. And for that one must approach a specialized institution, which provides all the guidance, details about the product photography. Please note that this the phase when your expertise must start taking its shape because specializing while generalizing is an old testament. The basics and fundamentals learnt at this time helps you out throughout your life.
In the aftermath of your course at the institution, with the help of institution and local yellow pages you must look out for a person who is already in the field of product photography and if possible then in Catalog Photography. This would help you out in dual way, first, it would enrich your contacts in the field, which would be of great help in future and secondly, you will gain experience of working with an experienced person in the field.
Once you find such a person, you must make up your mind that you are there for learning only. This kind of association must be made for at least a year; so that along with the theoretical knowledge you gained at your institution you get the detailed overview of the practical aspects of the field. It is to be kept in the mind that money should never be a point of determination because most of the senior persons pay a very less amount or some of them don’t even pay, rather they focus on making you learn the fundamentals of the field.
The benefit you can avail while being an assistant is that you come to know about the clients, their likes and dislikes, choices and preferences. Also you learn to sell your work.
During this time only you should start clicking some of the photographs and subsequently terming them into a portfolio for your prospective recruiters or clients.
Based on your work you might get clients on your own or your senior may recommend you further. At the same time you must earn yourself a camera and never forget to increase your portfolio.
One thing is strongly recommended that it’s better to be a freelancer for a Special Catalog Photographer as it entails enormous independence for you in your work.
Now once you have built up your catalog just approach the yellow pages services in your locality, local newspapers and get yourself publicized. This is how you open the success gate for you being a Special Catalog Photographer.