Why & How to Build Your Network on ImageBrief

Build Your Network on ImageBrief

Photo: © Adam Haglund

ImageBrief isn’t just a platform for purchasing and licensing images. With over 50,000 photographers registered on the platform, there’s a whole realm of networking possibilities available to everyone that steps onto the site.

Today, we’re talking more specifically about two functions: the “Find a Pro” and “Add to Network” features. Use each to help you search for photographers around the world and add them to your digital rolodex with the click of a button. Let’s get started!

Find a Pro
Build Your Network on ImageBrief

Use the “Find a Pro” option (located in the navigation bar at the top of the ImageBrief homepage, we popped it above as a reference) to search for photographers all around the world. Narrow down your search by name, location, genre, or clientele, then browse through your search results to find exactly what, or who you’re looking for. With tens of thousands of professionals all around the world, working for all different types of brands and magazines, there’s no search too specific.

Build Your Network on ImageBrief

Now, click through to a portfolio that catches your eye, and…

Add to Network
Build Your Network on ImageBrief

 

Add a photographer to your professional network by clicking on the “Add to Network” icon on the right hand side of his or her profile. Want to take it a step further and get in touch with a photographer to let them know you love their work or to hire them on assignment? Just click on the “Contact Me” icon to the left of “Add to Network.”

Build Your Network on ImageBrief

Networking is a vital part of the business for buyers and photographers alike. Adding people to your network allows you to have a roster of skilled professionals at the ready, no matter where the next assignment pops up. And because each photographer is able to create a portfolio on ImageBrief, it’s easy to see who fits the aesthetic of each project that crops up, without the hassle of clicking through to external websites. ImageBrief puts everything you need in one place — even if you never submit a brief, that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of everything these photographers have to offer!

Build Your Network on ImageBrief

The next time you begin a new creative project, consider having your roster at the ready and getting in touch with an ImageBrief photographer who can shoot exactly what you need, when you need it. Forget scrolling through brief entries that don’t fit the bill; instead, get connected and stay in touch. You’ll thank us later!

To start building your personal network of photographers, head over to Find a Pro.

 

Simon Moss is the CEO and Founder of ImageBrief, Inc. Simon has 16 years experience across photography, image licensing, influencer marketing, startups and creating products from ideation to execution and then taking them to market.

Simon has presented on Crowdsourcing Creativity at Vivid Festival, Sydney Opera House, Mumbrella 360, AIMIA Summit, New York Photo Festival 2012 and Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore 2013. Simon was a panelist at the DMLA conference in October 2015 discussing on-demand photography and a panel member at the IDG Capital Conference in Beijing, China.

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About Simon Moss

Simon Moss is the CEO and Founder of ImageBrief, Inc. Simon has 16 years experience across photography, image licensing, influencer marketing, startups and creating products from ideation to execution and then taking them to market.

Simon has presented on Crowdsourcing Creativity at Vivid Festival, Sydney Opera House, Mumbrella 360, AIMIA Summit, New York Photo Festival 2012 and Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore 2013. Simon was a panelist at the DMLA conference in October 2015 discussing on-demand photography and a panel member at the IDG Capital Conference in Beijing, China.