“Would you like to photograph anything you want, anywhere you want, in any way you want, with a great professional camera system? Would you love to travel to luxury destinations and photograph whatever, whenever you want? The only way to do this is to get a real job and do photography in your own time.”
This was the intro for my speech when I was invited to be the guest speaker at the July Kiki photographer meet up and talk about the commercial photography industry to a group of aspiring photographers, and wedding and portrait photographers.
There is no doubt that photography is a great career – but it is no walk in the park – and commercial photography is pretty close to an exact science.
My talk covered the definition of commercial photography, the clients’ expectations of the photographer, the skills required, the deliverables, pricing and – most importantly – the business aspects of commercial photography.
This is what the group had to say –
“Rikki had the room hanging from every word of her lighthearted talk. She shared her passion for her craft as well as the challenges that she faces and also how she handles these challenges. The knowledge she shared was invaluable for the budding commercial photographer as well as photographers from all other genres of photography.” – Colette Horter (Event Organiser)
“Rikki was awesome – love her work and her blog!!” – Gavin Blok
“Lovely women! Learnt a lot from her!” – Susan McKay
“The meeting was very well organised and well attended with interesting insights from the guest speaker. This is a lovely friendly group and I came away motivated and inspired” – Brahm Meyer
“Rikki was wonderful, she is clearly very well accomplished in her line of work, yet so approachable. I learnt a great deal and appreciate that she sets such a high standard for the industry.” – Tracey Kelsey
If you’d like to book me for a talk on photography, please contact me here.