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Freelance Photography Guide

A jargon-free guide to starting your own business

Deciding whether or not to take your photography freelance is a big and
complex decision. Perhaps you’re not feeling fulfilled with your current work
life, but lacking the confidence to quit your full time job and go it alone?

Or maybe you’ve already made the leap, but need a little more advice to
really get the ball rolling? Whatever your situation, this guide will help you
understand the basics of being your own boss.

Freelance Photography Guide

by Tom West

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What you'll learn

Working when and where you want to work and being in control of your own
destiny are huge advantages to ditching the regular job – but many people
will be too excited by these prospects to actually find out how to run a
photography business properly.

This guide will help you to look at the situation objectively, giving practical
tips and advice on how to succeed as a freelance newbie.


  • Getting the wheels in motion
  • Building a Client Base
  • Money Matters
  • Calculating a Day Rate
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax Relief
  • Dealing with Late Payments
  • Work / Life balance