TIPS60 – Staff2Freelance – the importance of having an archive of your staff images
Here is another of our videos offering tips and inisights into the business of photography. a transcript of the video is included after the jump.
TRANSCRIPT:Here are a few thoughts on your portfolio and your own archive. I'm John Harrington. When you're a staff photographer all of your images, generally speaking, are archived on location at your workplace, but what you want to do also is have your portfolio samples, your best examples of your work as a professional photographer, archived in a safe place so that, should you lose your job, you're in the position where you can actually demonstrate to other future potential employers that you're a capable and talented photographer. So it's important for you to have an archive copy of your portfolio images offsite from your workplace because if the company loses their servers or decides to shutdown unexpectedly and you don't have those copies of the work offsite you're in trouble. Now of course, you need to be consistent with your workplace policy. Don't take work away from your office that you not allowed to. Check with your photo editor, check with your supervisor, make sure it's okay for you to have those copies. But you want to do that sooner rather than later so that you're always prepared for the unexpected.
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