For Photographers: Landing Your First Second Shooting Gig

Getting started at anything is never easy.  If you’ve already begun looking for work as a second shooter, you probably already know that the well-established, talented photographers in your area are inundated with people looking to shoot with them.  From less-experienced professionals looking to improve their skills, to complete novices who are willing to shoot for free (and in some cases, pay to second shoot), differentiating yourself from the pack is key.  For the first installment of this series, we’ll assume that you’re just beginning the process of looking for work.

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Photographing Physicians for Print Advertising: Reliant Medical Group in Holden

As a member of Reliant Medical Group’s marketing team, I can be on photography or video assignments for the company several times each week.  This one was something special, though.  After many months of planning, this group photo marked the opening of our new location on Boyden Road in Holden.  We’ll be using this photo as part of an advertising campaign to promote our new facility.

Executive Portraits with Dr. Armin Ernst, CEO of Reliant Medical Group

Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph Dr. Armin Ernst, Reliant Medical Group’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. In the past, the company hired external photographers to handle the portrait photography for our executive team. We decided to handle it internally this time around, and I set up Dr. Ernst’s session in our own boardroom. Here are my favorites from my session with Dr. Ernst: