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Getting into Commercial Photography

April 19, 2021


My question is as a portrait photographer working heavily in editorial, how would I go about getting into commercial photography?  Meaning that portrait work is my specialty, specifically environment portraiture shooting “real people.” Leaving me wondering about shooting a commercial portfolio since most of my work is editorial.


Commercial advertising often has an editorial edge, so you should stick with what you are strongest at and show it off to all the potential markets. You can also take your style/look/vibe and build on it, making yourself more available to clients who require conceptual production value with a stylist, models, and props but staying true to your editorial feel.