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Q: work in Gaunghzou

Hi everyone, I am a British Photographer visiting Guangzhou at the end of February
for 6 weeks holiday.
Just saying hello really. Could be useful.
My girlfriend is Chinese and lives there.
It is very possible that I could be living in Gaungzhou permanently as
from next July.
Some years ago, I was a photography teacher working part time as the
Course Leader at three regional Colleges.

Should anyone wish to use my photography services I am always
interested. Press/Events/Parties/Weddings/Corporate/Portraiture/Conferences/PR etc
Also, if there are any interesting event happening during my time there
- love to know about them also.
Are there any job opportunities for someone like myself when I come to live there from next July onwards? Kind regards
Mike Sweeney
Capital Life Photo
www.capitallifephoto.co.uk
Member of BPPA (British Press Photographers Association)
I am under Facebook as: Capital Life Photo

7 years 33 weeks ago in  General  - Guangzhou

 
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China has a glamour photogarphy thing going on.  There are thousands of places doing this on all points of the economic spectrum. 

Also, hiring a photographer for an event here costs around 300-500RMB depending on what you want them to do.  The competition is very stiff.

I do know of a couple of photographers who have made a little money by writing travel guides, etc...  But I think, overall, you will have a difficult time making a decent living from photography here.

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Before you come looking to be a professional photographer, you should know that there are tens of thousands of Chinese people in Guangzhou who can do the same thing you do and for half the price as well. After the novelty of having a laowai photographer wears off I think things might get tough for you. Might want to think about diversifying yo bonds. 

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Thanks guys for the positive and honsest replies.  Just as I though really - just nice to hear that feedback.  Looks like I may have to diversify a little then - any jobs there going as a lollypop man!

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