What is an aspect of your job that you don’t enjoy?

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The part that I don’t like is when photographers are stagnant (not shooting new work) and then to boot, their way of trying to get things going again is to ask us to set up a bunch of meetings for them. It puts me in an awkward position to set up meetings for someone who is going to show the same work that they have showed for the last year or more. On the other side, when they are shooting a lot of new stuff, the word gets out and people want to meet with them – they want to see the new work – and it isn’t a used car sales job to get them in for meetings. There really has to be a draw for the Art Buyer/Creative/Photo Editor and not just like… hey can I land this pile in your office?

– Agent, Deborah Schwartz of DSReps.com

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There Are 3 Comments On This Article.

  1. I’m not a photographer, but this is a good reminder of the importance of keeping my portfolio fresh and targeted.

  2. I don’t know how a photographer can’t continually shoot new work, even if it is film. A roll and processing is not that expensive.

  3. Deborah, I so agree! The same goes for sending out promos specifically for them – if they’re websites aren’t updated with new work it’s a bad spot to be in. Not only do they not get that it’s bad for their reputation & potential new work, but it can also put our credibility as agents on the line. Good info.