The Freelancer Club Blog

JOBS IN PHOTOGRAPHY: HOW TO LAND PAID WORK ONLINE

Sourcing jobs in photography is generally an ongoing pursuit for a working freelance photographer. Even established photographers set aside time each month to look for more paid photography jobs to add to their roster. Knowing where to look and how to secure jobs in photography is the tricky part so we'd like to share our guide to paid photography jobs to point you in the right direction.

ESSENTIAL TEST SHOOT GUIDE

We speak to 100s of employers, brands and companies who use The Freelancer Club to hire freelance talent. The number one thing they look for? The Portfolio. Test Shoots, TFP, TF, collaborations, whatever you prefer to call them, shooting with a team is vital. You'll add to your portfolio, improve your skills and meet some creative folks.  Whether you are new to test shooting or you have got a few years experience, we've put together an essential guide to make the most out of your test shoots. Enjoy!

THE FREELANCER CLUB @ PARLIAMENT

This week, the founder of The Freelancer Club, Matt Dowling, was invited to join a panel of industry leaders to discuss the merits of new legislation with Catherine McKinnell MP in Parliament. The roundtable raised many interesting questions surrounding the issue of unpaid freelance work and the rights of freelancers. 

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP ARTIST: 4 TOP TIPS

Halloween is just around the corner and it's a very busy time particularly for a Halloween makeup artist. The challenge is how to maximise this seasonal opportunity when you only have one or two days to do everything. Here are our top 4 tips for the hard working Halloween makeup.

HOW TO VISUALISE IDEAS

Mind mapping has gained increasing popularity recently, and with good reason. Its graphic nature makes it a perfect tool for us creatives, allowing us to visualise our thoughts, ideas, projects, and to-dos, way beyond note taking. And what’s more, you can collaborate and share these visuals with others.

INSPIRATIONAL FREELANCER - JANE BELLIS, MUA/HAIR STYLST

Jane Bellis, a freelancing mum, could also go by the name SuperWoman. Not only does Jane run a successful freelance business in hair and makeup, organise a festival for alternative creatives and lead a makeup team at New York Fashion Week but she has brought up 4 gorgeous kids. Jane talks about striking a work-life balance, the anxiety that comes with running a freelance business and her journey from model to mum to master at work.

HOW TO SURVIVE LONDON FASHION WEEK

London Fashion Week is upon us once again. Whether you're working at LFW this season or not, it's a great time to ride the fashion wave all the way to creative-town! The buzz of London Fashion Week brings all sorts to the surface. Here are our top tips on how to make the most of Europe's biggest fashion event.

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