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| p.1 #16 · using shots in portfolio from 2nd shooting gigs... |
I ask my seconds to only blog those images. It should be indicated that it wasn't their gig. Here's why. If you're
in the same market, then you're using the job that your primary booked to get yourself jobs. Sounds harsh, but
Not everybody thinks that way....
Why? Because I've been there. I was struggling at one point in booking American weddings but a local photographer helped me out by letting me use them for my portfolio. This helped me out big time.
In return, I'm helping out a young photographer who's getting into the business, as a 2nd shooter and welcome him to use them for his portfolio.
1. My cients won't tell their friends "mo kazi's 2nd shooter joe shot our wedding"
2. If he books a higher end weddings from being my 2nd, more power to him. He earned it. He took those photos himself, and most importantly he edited them himself and if the client likes that, they'll hire him as their photographer. In the end, they might like him more because of his style, his composition, etc.
3. Eventaully I'll have far more work than I can handle, and I'll have a good person to send referrals to if clients ask.
OP, if the Primary is ok with it then you can. But ask what the primary says about it. If OP's cool w/ it, go for it. If not, forget it, move on, there will be others. TRUST ME on this.