I've just spent the past couple of days with one of the UK's finest ultra/ endurance athletes, Claire Smith. She's going to be setting off on her JOGLE very shortly - that's running from John O'Groats to Lands End, the length of the British Isles (870 miles or so), without any external support - and I'll be looking after some of the social media side of things for her when she's doing the challenge. Claire will still be writing and posting daily and filling everyone in with how she is doing, but I'm there to provide additional material.
The purpose of my trip was to get background/ product/ sponsor/ promotional/ portrait imagery which can be used for the duration of her run and then for future publications, so we had quite a busy few days.
It seems a natural progression from providing visual content to helping clients with writing blurb and scheduling content. I used to write for a living before I became a photographer so I feel that this is an area that I can move into easily and do alongside my primary photographic work. My year, like some many of us, has not gone entirely according to plan but this doesn't mean that it's all bad - it has given me time to look at my strengths and to think about where I can best utilize them.
My aim is to spend a day or two a month with my clients where I work on imagery such as product, product placement, portraits etc and have a chat about their marketing ideas, and then go away and manage their social media on a day to day basis. If you think that you'd quite like to subcontract your social media, using pertinent non stock images, please do drop me an email - [email protected]om or Whatsapp me on 07595 218006 (Intl +44(0)7595 218006).
To find out more about Claire and her JOGLE challenge, please do have a look at her website www.brutalclaire.co.uk. She is raising funds for the hospice who looked after the end of life care of her friend and there's a link to her JustGiving page. I'm sure she'd be most appreciative of any donations.