If you love taking pictures and see yourself in the role of an international freelance photographer in the future, you will need to start somewhere. You will need to attend photography school, then gain experience, whether in employment or otherwise, become good at networking and then set up your own photography business. With time you will be able to register with various photography agencies or a photographers association where you can mingle with others who are passionate about taking pictures. As you go along, you will also learn tricks of the trade and how to set up a successful freelance business and make it a success. Begin by mapping out your path to success.
If you are serious about becoming successful as a freelancer, begin by attending good photography or art school. While there, you must involve yourself in the creation of yearbooks, advertisements, newsletters, and even websites. This is important because it will allow you to begin building a portfolio of your work. Also, look for opportunities to become a photography intern so that you can start learning more and gathering work experience. Nothing beats learning on the job! This is also a great time to curve a niche for yourself, so find out what your passion is and work it.
Begin making yourself a brand from day one by creating a unique and captivation presentation of the portfolio that you have been building. Begin networking with other photographers and then approach various magazines and news syndicates so that you can do some work on their behalf. Talk to some agencies and see if you can get a press pass to various events so that you can take pictures and even sell your work. If you are interested in history and art, you may need to visit some galleries and talk to curators about cataloging their exhibits in pictures.
If you are serious about being a professional freelancer, it will be in your best interest to set up a business. Be professional about how you deal with your clients. Make sure that you have formal agreements that you keep time and that if you need to make any changes, you let them know ahead of time. If you are going to any press events, you will need to have your press nausea is so that you will be allowed in as a professional. You must learn how to manage various aspects of the business and that you revise your portfolio from time to time by putting in new and fresh pictures of work that you have done recently. You will need to be ethical in conducting business.
If you do these things, you will be able to navigate your way into the world of freelance photography. Remember that nothing comes easy in the world, so you will need to work hard to get yourself where you need to go.