Working with Bands
It’s essential that when working with bands, you take the time to understand their style of music and what kind of images they want from their photoshoot.
If you’re shooting something like an album cover, the band will most likely have an idea of what they want, but you also have a voice in the collaboration that you can use by offering suggestions and executing their vision through your aesthetic.
For example, while a band may have a pretty outlandish idea for their album art, you can ensure that their music and your art are able to be accessed by the largest audience possible by making sure that any imagery won’t end up flagged for explicit content on apps like Spotify.
You should also make sure that their expectations are realistic; for example, if they expect high-quality studio shots but don’t provide enough lighting solutions or appropriate props, then it won’t be possible for you to deliver those kinds of images without compromising on quality. Additionally, make sure that both parties are clear on the usage rights of the photos; this will ensure that there are no misunderstandings later down the line.
Marketing Your Services
Once you have all the necessary equipment and have worked out your shooting process with bands, it’s time to start marketing your services. The best way to do this is by building an online portfolio showcasing your work; this will help potential clients get an idea of what kind of work you can do for them before approaching them for business opportunities. You can also use social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter to market your services by sharing samples of your work with potential clients who may be interested in hiring you for their next gig or tour date.