This week we gathered some of our top professional photographers in Hamburg for another round of the Cherrydeck Photography Networking Tour. In this 3rd edition of the tour, beauty photographers met beauty brands, and had a full day of showcasing their portfolios and networking.
Networking is important in most businesses, and for a professional photographer, there’s no way around putting yourself out there if you want your work to get seen. Crafting your personal brand and knowing how to pitch it is also absolutely crucial.
In most cases, what clients are buying are never just purely the images (unless you’re in the stock images business), your creative input, your personal style, or even your work personality also play significant roles in securing a booking. Once you’ve got the networking and pitching skills down, they can truly help take your career to the next level.
Networking through Cherrydeck
At Cherrydeck, we provide professional photographers with networking tours as one of our Opportunities. In these events, we have brought together photographers, brands, and agencies within the similar niches or with shared interests, and facilitated a proper quality sit-down time for both the creatives and clients to talk, exchange knowledge, ideas, and get to know each other’s works and demands.
For this 3rd round of the photography networking tour, beauty photography was in focus. We invited four photographers with great experience in the field along with their amazing portfolios to meet beauty brands in Hamburg. Here’s a short recap of the day:
About the beauty brands
The networking day started at a big name in haircare, Schwarzkopf Professional, followed by a rising star professional make up line, Backstage Make-Up, and finished with a scientific-based skin care brand, Cicé.
During each visit, the photographers were introduced to the brands and their process of the booking and working with creative professionals. After that, they then had a chance to individually share their work to the brands’ creative editors and marketing managers, and discuss creative inputs for potential future collaborations.
Get to know the photographers
Marc is a Germany based photographer and director, specialized in Beauty, Fashion and Fine Art Photography. Fascinated by the artistic staging of women and their bodies, his works bring out natural sensuality and celebrate femininity.
Marc has worked for distinguished clients such as GQ, Men’s Health, Maxim, Playboy, Esquire, and Vogue. His works can also be seen published in several internationally renown calendars, and coffee table book. Marc has recently founded Lions Art Magazine.
Originally Greek but currently based in Berlin, George is a photographer and image director whose work focuses on Architecture, Fashion, Still-Life and Body. His minimalistic style advocates for digital modernism and reflects his interest in design, people, and the diverse stories around us.
George has been creating cutting edge imagery for clients such as Lancome, Burberry, Reebok, Refinery29, and Yatzer.
Joseph is a Canadian-born former international model who decided to switch to the other side of the camera and pursuit fashion photography. Although he is not (yet) in photography full-time, his portfolio is seriously impressive with 10+ years of experience in professional photo editing. He’s currently living and working in Copenhagen.
Felipe is a London-based photographer specializing in Beauty, Fashion, Editorial, and Commercial photography. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he lived in NYC for 5 years shooting celebrities, some of the most amazing parties in the city, and doing productions for clients such as Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, and Diesel.
Felipe moved to London in 2017, and turned a part of his house into a photo studio. With 18 years of photography and retouching experience, he does all the work from conceptualizing a production, to shooting, to editing, and retouching.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in this event and helped making this photography networking tour an insightful day filled with knowledge sharing, inspiration, and fun exchanges.
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