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Life behind the lens

Oppdatert: 7. mai 2020

Working as a self employed photographer is risky business. That's why so many of us only shoot part time and have another job on the side.



A photography business is often a one man or one woman show. When you've got work, it's all good. But when there is an economic recession, photography is one of the first things people find they can do without.


It's heartbreaking to see many photographers now are selling off much of their equipment to keep their head above the water.

These days, with the corona crisis, photographers are among those who lost all their work over night. I've spoken with colleges in several countries, and everywhere it's the same story: Their clients has pretty much cancelled everything.


If anything, the crisis show us the importance of putting aside money for rainy days. But for most people it's not realistic to put aside enough to get them through several months without any income.


To me, it's heartbreaking to see many photographers now are selling off much of their equipment to keep their head above the water. Some of them are now offering gift cards for shoots at heavily reduced prices, to be used «post corona». If you'd like your local photographer to still be around in six months from now, buying one of those gift cards could help more than you know.

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