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How can I generate 'hype' about myself to get more freelance work?

I'm a photographer living in a new town. My work is good but I'm not a PR machine. I want people to call me - trying to even get past the voicemail of potential clients is driving me crazy!

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Creator:makespictures
Created:over 14 years ago
Activity:about 2 years ago
Users:13
Ideas:28
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You are doing it now.
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Take nice pics of city landmarks. Offer them to businessess (high volume such as restaurants) for free (with your card/name/contact info/plaque or what not attached). Make sure to remind the viewer to call you for affordable photography.
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There was a photographer who had a simple gimmick when he took photos: he would ask his subjects to jump. I have seen a collection of his photos - even royalty agreed to be photographed jumping! Create a gimmick like the "jump" one.
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Set up a column for a local newspaper where readers are invitied to contribute with unusual photographs of the town/city. For example: photos of the town's buildings in extreme weather conditions. Photos of the town's people doing unusual things. Add this to your CV.
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(Difficult) See if you could develop a way to do photographic versions of Julian Beever's artwork. http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/index.html
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Give away your services - let others judge your work for you. Offer to take family photos, team up with a stylist and have before/after makeover pictures (perhaps even with a make-up artist in a mall store), submit pictures to the local newspapers, show up at events and volunteer, etc.
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Join a networking group
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Ask coffee shops if you can have a gallery showing there
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Get a gig with a well-connected individual. Your reputation will spread quickly.
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Create a myspace, virb or facebook page
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Make a website, and post your work
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What city do you live in? That might help us come up with specific ideas.
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find a non-profit that needs photos for an advertisement. Take them for free, but ask them to spread your name.
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Meet other photographers and ask them how they generate business in the city
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see if the newspaper needs a freelance photographer
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Go to your local young professionals group or another networking group, and see if you can take pictures for events, that are later posted online
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Have you seen http://Justin.TV ? This guy generated a lot of buzz about himself by carrying around a camera on his cap for about 8-10 hours a day. Your quality work could be broadcast live to an internet audience and generate buzz for you that way.
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offer to take photos of public buildings and other landmarks if the library, city hall, etc. will exhibit them
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As an extension of idea no. 3, you can design your poster as a 2 in 1 photo. One of them being good and the other dull. Put your contact details on the good side and mark the contact information for dull part as "ordinary photographer"
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Take photos of iconic elements in your city and do a beautiful poster of each one, add your contact details and post the poster right there where the photo was taken.
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Use the space on your shirt with innovative slogans like "For best photographs in the city, contact...... (phone no). You can distribute such shirts, with message imprinted, to child4ren/volunteers.
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Advertize through local TV channels, SMS, e mail