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    goldeneye  12 United Kingdom
    29 Jul 2013 - 4:29 PM

    Hi everyone, I am posting this question and hope I will receive some helpful tips and advice.
    I am a professional event/portrait photographer and would like to receive some photo assignments abroad and I wonder if anyone can provide some suggestions?
    Thanks for any replies.

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    Gundog  1624 forum posts Scotland
    29 Jul 2013 - 8:00 PM

    I suspect that most potential commissioners of overseas work will only use a British photographer if he/she has a reputation that puts him/her a fairly long way ahead of any photographer resident in the country they want pictures from. Simple economics I fear.

    Perhaps if you were planning a holiday abroad, you could approach potential commissioners of photographs on the basis that they would not have to contribute towards travel costs.

    Last Modified By Gundog at 29 Jul 2013 - 8:01 PM
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53615 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Jul 2013 - 12:45 PM

    You could also organise events yourself if you can find patrons to fund it.
    Or write to editors abroad etc, but what would make them want particularly you?

    1 Aug 2013 - 12:23 PM

    You could always go shoot a war................. !

    KevSB  101407 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Aug 2013 - 2:25 PM

    Contact a publisher with an idea for a book. I know of a few who find some angle, like one photographer I met did a book on disappearing American diners

    Being replaced now by the muti national burger joints , the classic diners were all unique. Obvously finding the subject that sells s more important than what you enjoy doing.

    Last Modified By KevSB at 1 Aug 2013 - 2:26 PM
    779HOB  21020 forum posts United Kingdom
    1 Aug 2013 - 11:42 PM

    When you say photo assignments what do you mean? Do you want to cover events and shoot portraits overseas or something more along the lines of a news type assignment?

    goldeneye  12 United Kingdom
    29 Aug 2013 - 5:05 PM

    Many thanks for all the comments.

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