Transitioning from Stills to Video: How Personal Projects Helped Rob Howard Land Video Work

May 6, 2016

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Rob Howard

From “Cut Brooklyn,” a video about knife maker Joel Bukiewicz, from Howard’s personal series profiling artisans. Howard says he was first asked to shoot video by an editorial client, but says it took him a while to realize he needed to “start shooting stuff for myself.”

Photographers-turned-directors who want to get their work in front of potential clients have a variety of decisions to make: Which social media platform works best? Should your portfolio show multiple projects, or combine clips in a single reel of your best work? How do you reach new audiences, and get busy art buyers or creative directors to view your work?...

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