Tim shares his story of how he got started in photography and how he launched his own photography business.
A lot of people can take a great picture, but you've got to put on your business hat and find a purpose for your work that sets you apart.
It is not just about landing a client and making money, you need to care about their business by understanding their business.
When meeting with a client or agency you need to treat it like a long term relationship. Do your research on who you are meeting with and demonstrate an interest the work they have done.
While you are certainly communicating a price for your services, you are also demonstrating that you know what is required to get the job done and that you can do it.
Getting work based on contacts and reputation is one of the best ways to get work, but this takes time to develop. Having an accessible website for showcasing your work is still an important tool.
There is no best gear, only the best gear for the job at hand.