Tough to be a Top Hong Kong Portrait Photographer!
Hong Kong Portrait Photographer can be a creative job and fun. Yet, it is not a easy job. In other way to say, having a photography business in Hong Kong or anywhere else is not an easy thing as it sounds (In fact, no business is easy.) The beginning is difficult and tough, and there will have many mistakes to learn from. Surely, it is a tough but wonderful experience. However, the result can be very amazing.
To be a successful Portrait Photographer in Hong Kong, there are few elements which people should follow.
(1) What do you want as a photographer?
First, you need to know what you want. What kind of photographer you want to be and with what type of people you want to work with. For example, you can become specialized in making corporate headshots, or editorials, or fashion portraits, or you can shoot families or people during events only because they will always want to capture the best moments.
In my opinion, if you want to prove that you are good at what you do, you can become specialized those area. Showing that you can handle a wider diversity of jobs will definitely attract more clients.
(2) Alright, Portrait Photographer in Hong Kong. Is that a Business idea?
Second, you need to decide if you want to set up your own photography business. It is not enough to be just a good photographer. In fact, you could be the best Hong Kong corporate photographer, or the best Hong Kong portrait photographer. However, if you do not know how to manage your business, to find clients, to make advertise, and to outrun your competition, then you do not have any chance to be successful in the industry.
Businesses in Hong Kong require a lot of time to become successful. The competition is very hard and people will always tend to hire someone with more experience than the new photographer. This is why at the beginning you should be very careful to choose an advantageous rate for your services and offer your clients all kinds of privileges and bonuses that are meant to attract them. For example, you can offer an extra CD as a bonus after a shooting session. Also, it will take time to improve your skills and learn how to treat your client, to learn what they like and what they actually expect from you.
(3) Your ATTITUDE
Another important rule is to make your offer very clear. Be very precise when you present your clients your offer, your rates and your services. Clients do not like when an unclear offer is presented to them. Asking for a price and than changing it will not help but to turn off your clients. At the end of the day, they will choose some other photographer.
No matter if you are new in any kind of business, or you are already recognized as an excellent photographer, you have to know that promoting your service is very important. More important, if you want to get attention to potential client, then you need to be original.
Beside the advice for being a photographer, you always need to be positive, never give up, and always think the big picture. Believe in yourself that you will have as many clients as you want. With the hard work, your dream will become true.