3 Tips to land you a Photography Job in Hawaii

Liv Aguano • Photographer / Visual Content Creator

2 min read

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Are you looking for a job as a photographer in Hawaii?

Whether you’re scouring Indeed, LinkedIn, or even Craigslist, finding a photography job in Hawaii can feel like a strenuous task. As a photographer myself, I understand that the job pool for creatives in Hawaii is only so large.  Communities here are tightly knit. It’s easy to become discouraged with the amount of other talented Hawaii photographers out there. But don’t be disheartened! It is a world you can break into if you have the right tools! Here are some tips you can use to help you stand out above the rest:

    1. Update Your Portfolio

    Whether it’s a personal or a commissioned project, being able to add it to your portfolio and showcasing the progression of your work is essential. Your ability to showcase what you’re able to create for a client, whether it be professional or personal work, will be what gets you into the door. It also makes for a very interesting storybook of work that you’ll be able to look back on later to see how much you’ve progressed. 

    2. Networking

    We have all heard it over and over again, and it’s true. Networking is essential. Getting to know people will be beneficial, especially in Hawai’i. The islands consist of tightly knit family and friend networks.

    Here are a few ways you can network:

    Community Projects: Referrals go far and being able to help your community can lead to discovering more projects that need your help!

    Social Media: Searching for local companies and people within your community via social media can also help you connect with potential clients. (we recommend hashtags like #kauaiphotographer #kauaiphotography) 

    3. Collaborating

    Collaborating in this day and age can get you far, especially in places like Kaua’i. Sharing ideas, concepts, and working on projects with other creatives can lead you to more referrals and also opens you up to potential clients!

    We hope this advice has been helpful and feel free to reach out if you are interested in learning more about our Kauai photography services.

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