Career Makeover: Trading a Staff Job at Disney for a Freelance Advertising Career

December 23, 2013

By David Walker

© Diana Zalucky

For an assignment to shoot an image library for REI, Diana Zalucky captured candid moments at a campsite where talent and crew slept overnight. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

In less than two years, Diana Zalucky has transformed her career from a staff shooter for Disney’s in-house marketing department to a freelance advertising photographer landing big campaigns, most recently for REI and Western Digital’s WD channel. “I was starting from scratch,” she says of her transition. She had left Disney with no gear, no name recognition and an incomplete...

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