Ep. 16 – Real World Experience from a Professional Freelance Photographer (Interim Episode)

Wait, and I interviewing myself? Not exactly… I recently got an email from a guy named Mike Brewer who had a lot of questions about the world of freelance photography and my personal career—specifically about shifting my focus from the BMX industry to the CrossFit industry.

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Instead of writing a half-assed email back to him or chatting with Mike on the phone I decided to have an in-depth conversation and record it for this interim episode of the podcast. Don’t worry, you’ll still get a full interview next Tuesday! Just consider this a little bonus episode!

Mike asked me about how I started my career, why I left a full-time job with Transworld’s Ride BMX Magazine to pursue freelance work, how I secure clients, how I structure prices, and a handful of other specific questions that he wanted to know. I also talked about avenues I pursued that didn’t work out in the end.

If you’ve ever wanted a little insight as to what it’s like hustling as a freelancer, I think you’ve come to the right place!

Fat Tony Selfie

Selfie from the rafters of the first Grid League event I shot. (2014 Las Vegas Combine)

Resource Links & Show Notes:

Mike Brewer on Instagram

Mike Brewer on Facebook

Mike Brewer’s Personal Web Site

Wonderful Machine – Pricing & Negotiating Photography Rates
(Web site that shows various freelance photographer’s estimates and invoices for bidding and billing commercial work.)

How I got a job at Ride BMX Magazine (blog post)

Fat Tony’s Real Estate Photo Web Site