I’ve been out of work for a while now. How do I get back into it and promote myself if I haven’t posted anything for a long time?
Amidst Covid and having a baby I took a long break from my work and passion. I’m now finally getting back to myself and I want to get back into what I truly love to do. I haven’t posted any work on my social media pages for a few months and i haven’t been present for clients to know I’m still active. How do I now get back into my services and promote myself if my pages have pretty much been neglected?
@Sharon Callcut I’m a bit too late, my son will be 2 in may and I’ve taken normal mum pictures on my phone so none are really portfolio worthy nor would I like to show my son in my work etc but thank you for the idea
Congratulations on your new baby! What a great reason to have some time away. I doubt, as a photographer, that you don't have a selection of beautiful shoots of your newborn. So there's your project, and what a wonderful one. I'd select a few of your favourites and show them with a message that you've been away working on building your family. No one will question this and will admire you for your honesty. I know I would.
@Sesilla Perkone I've stepped out also from my career and have only been dipping my toe back into work now and then. The first year I didnt want to pick up my camera but after a while, and the new surroundings I'm in, have been documenting my everyday life. It's helped to bring back my passion for photography and start looking for new clients too. Maybe working on a personal project might help you. But like you mentioned collaborating with people too to help build a new folio. No harm in sharing old shots you are proud of too?
@Laszlo Konkoly that’s lovely advice for someone who has work to post. I’ve been out of work for 2+ years now with no personal work inbetween so i don’t have anything to be posting. Only way for me is to reach out and do free work to build my portfolio back up again. Great advice but not for this post particularly
Hi Sesilla. Are your clients aware of the reason why you was inactive? If not, perhaps you could make a post (on whichever social media you are on) briefly explaining why you was out of work, and then let your current clients know you are offering your services again, and also this can create awareness to potentially draw in new clients. Hope this helps and good luck!
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