After graduating university in 2013, Sophie decided to venture straight into freelance photography work. She worked multiple jobs to get by in the first few years, before she could finally make photography her full time career. She now specialises in commercial photography, working for beauty and food brands to expand her existing knowledge and expertise in beauty, fashion, food, and product photography.
The approach Sophie has had is very much reflective of a freelancer diving right into their craft and is something which inspires me in my own craft and fulfilment of my aspirations.
As the talk went on, Sophie revealed tips for us, including the importance of networking with friends and also staying in touch with people. I believe this is an important idea to keep in mind, considering that being a freelancer is very much about having the right people and contacts around you.
We had multiple opportunities to meet with and converse with Sophie so we truly were exposed to the reality of being a freelancer as our questions went into some detail. (see next blog for more)