How to have the BEST Wishu profile on the App – The Photographer’s Edition
1.𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝘂𝘀 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼!
This could include:
The type of photography you specialise in (portrait, street photography, landscape, black and white etc.)
Mention who tends to be in these pictures: portraits of faces, buildings or landscapes
This section on your profile encourages you to be loud and proud of your work. You need to keep your potential clients in mind and give them a reason why you’re what they’re looking for.
- 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗜𝗗 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗱
This helps you get chosen by buyers, as it makes you more credible and trustworthy.
- 𝗕𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆
What days of the week are clients able to reach you. You must include your ‘office hours’ if this applies to you: what hours of the day is appropriate to contact you.
- 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲
This doesn’t have to refer to traditional schooling. If you’re self-taught, then don’t hesitate to mention this. Listing who you’re potentially inspired by and so forth are extra pieces of information that would also make a nice touch.
- 𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗼 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲:
Update this section whenever you’ve worked on a new project, to make things easier. This gives the client a catalogue of what you can do and see if your style has progressed.
When it’s time to share your pictures, on socials, don’t forget to update your Wishu’s portfolio section. It needs some love too, there’s always someone watching.
- 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀… 𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝘂𝘀 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲!
So what can you offer your clients? This should include:
- Your rates
- What comes with these services such as the number of images the client is expected to receive for this rate if it includes location/ outfit changes possible etc. for example.
- Your turnover time
- An outline on how you like to work: so if you like to brainstorm beforehand if you want the client to have a source of reference that you might want to look at etc.
- 𝗧𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿
Show off your variety! There’s plenty of areas your craft is more likely to offer. As a photographer can include:
- Utilising your photoshop and lightroom skills you think might interest clients
If you’re unsure on what else you can list, think about your creative process and decide whether or not this is a service you could provide alone (you probably could).
- 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱
Usually, it can be done by:
- via Google Drive
- 𝗚𝗼 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄𝘀:
If you have clients who have worked with you, make sure that they’ve left a review on your page. The more you have, the more credible you appear to be.
Comments which demonstrates your performance in the shoot, how you made the client feel or the quality of your works are all reviews you should be aiming for.
Profiles to take inspiration from:
𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗗𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗮
𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗠𝗲𝗴𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀