Responsibility is everything. To become a freelancer photographer, professionalism is needed. Doing a freelancing is a great job. Without passion and interest, there is a tendency you will quit because of hassles. Should ask to yourself, “Can I respond to immediate work?” You are going to work with your own schedule with people but it can be changed all of a sudden. Without a second thought, you need to respond to the assignment and get the job done. Job search in photography is competitive too like any other fields.
How to be hired as a freelance photographer then? Most freelance photographers approach organizations and newspapers that need photographers. Looking into newspapers would be a greater opportunity in this case. There is a lot of schools, sports events, weddings, and much more that need photographers right away and then you could step in. Be sure to be attentive to calls because anytime, people who are in need are going to call you. If you neglect to attend their calls,
you will surely miss the chance because a lot of photographers are in the line. They are just going to call who is more available and could take the assignment on time. Another thing is the visibility of your portfolio. Who would be glad to call someone with his portfolio unseen? They need to see who you are, your works and capabilities. Beginning from that, you can now start to build your reputation, your speed, your flexibility, going to show to unique styles and techniques and so on.