Use Your First Shoot Wisely
So this is another thing to consider when you get your first client or you get your first shoot, you should treat it like a real real client because if you start building bad practices now they'll extend into the future. So by treating this real shoot, I mean do this as if you were getting paid because you want to treat your clients the same way across the board and you want to start off with good practices, Shoot the way you want to shoot as far as style goes and make sure you treat them well, edit the way you want to edit and process it the way you want to process that means communicating with them well, working well with them now, even if it's a free shoot, delivering on time editing to your timetable and then also making sure that they're happy and they're enjoying their photos as well as asking them to promote, you are asking them to help with other clients, practicing this workflow, practicing how to deal with clients for free is another really good way to sort of set you up for ...
success in the future. The reason being if you're shooting someone for free, the stakes are a little bit low and you can make a little bit more mistakes or at least it's a little bit more allowable. You don't want to, but it'll help because they're not paying a ton of money. Get all your mistakes out now figure out how you want to deal with your workflow now so that when you're charging a lot more money in a month or two, you'll be prepared and ready to go.