WHAT IS A TEST SHOOT (TFP)?

What is a test shoot? We get asked this question all the time and, worryingly, when we flip the question around, we get the wrong answer more often than not. Knowing what a test shoot is, how they work, why they are important to your brand, portfolio and career, and the best practices around test shooting will set you up for successful freelance life.

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS: BUILDING NEW BUSINESSES WITH DONNA MARIE BOYER

Those pesky hipsters got it right. There’s nothing quite like being there “before they were famous” and getting to watch somebody’s career journey as they develop their abilities and confidence. For a lot of industries, it can be hard to demonstrate the progress you’ve made since the beginning of your career but at the Freelancer Club, your profile is a great way to visualize the evolution of your work.

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: RYOKO USHIO X JODINE WILLIAMS X AMELIA MAY

Japanese Hair and Make-up Artist Ryoko Ushio had only just moved to Cardiff when she was confined inside thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Newly released into the outside world and wanting to improve the variety in her portfolio, Ryoko organised a pair of collaborative test shoots with other Freelancer Club members on a tennis court in north-west London.

INSPIRATIONAL COLLABS OF 2021

Whether you're an experienced freelancer or just starting out, the benefits of getting involved in test shoot collaborations are plentiful. In 2021, our members produced test shoots to learn and practice new skills, try out new ideas and techniques, realise a concept, highlight a cause, connect with other creatives and create work for their portfolios.

ELLA JUDGE: PROMOTING IMPORTANT CAUSES THROUGH FREELANCE COLLABORATION

There’s something about Ella.   A professionally trained dancer, model and creative director, Ella Judge is passionate about  collaborating with fellow freelancers to create content that promotes important causes.    In this piece, we explore Ella’s exciting career to date and chat about a recent shoot she organised with fellow creatives to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

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