The Life Of A Freelance Photographer
The life of a freelance photographer sounds delicious: travel the world, explore everything your little heart desires, hone your craft, equipment and water being the heaviest—and practically the only—items you’ve got to carry around. Freedom, time to think, the chance to become intensely focused on one person, place, or thing for as long as you damn well please.
Is that what it’s really like? Is it dangerous? The perfect life? Boring? Effing lame? Just as FUBAR-ed with red tape as everything else in this world? Can you even make a living?
Four articles on freelance photographers in the BBC News will answer your queries and mine. Unless you’d rather not know and would prefer instead to just pack your camera and head out.
‘Challenged, empowered and terrified’: The life of a freelance photographer
A year in the life of a press photographer: Leon Neal
Adapt to survive: A photographer’s view of the market today
The story behind the news pictures
Posted by Alexa Harrington