Ineffective lockdowns, increasing daily cases, and the inability to go out result in no business for photographers
Imagine this -you are getting serious about your business, registered it under SSM, ready to start improving your craft and take photos of your subjects. Then all of a sudden, Covid-19 happened. One lockdown after another, you see countless clients cancelling their photoshoots with the cases not lowering down. That's what happened to me.
I can't imagine the number of times I've sighed because of how disappointed I am in this situation. To give you an example, I had a good friend of mine wanting to hire me to do an interview video shoot. After shuffling around the internet to find a studio, arranging the materials and equipment to get it started, the unfortunate news of the 3rd MCO happened.
Having to grit my teeth and face the situation, I have turned to design logos, banners, and other remote creative jobs for the time being. The jobs opportunity hasn't been abundant, but I am getting by, physically, but barely mentally.
On a personal note, although I plan to make this business a full-time job in the future. I still need to get a job to buy more equipment. I have been job hunting, done interviews, and even getting job offers! Too bad it wasn't to be because most of the offers got withdrawn.
I do realise some people have it worse than me, way worse. That's why I have been helping my mutuals around promoting and supporting their business. It's the least I can do. If you have a business and would like me to elevate your brand to the next level -for a fraction of the price, send me a message here (almost for free, just for the pandemic).
If you have a business and would like me to elevate your brand to the next level -for a fraction of the price
Ultimately, I am thankful that my family and I are still healthy. Taking care of them, although challenging at times, has been a learning experience. Everyone needs to take care of themselves first. You can't fill from an empty cup. So take a breather, reorganise, and keep going strong! We can do it 😃
See some of my work on my portfolio!