Contact FrustrationsNikon D700, Nikon 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 lens, 1/200 sec at ƒ/8, ISO 200

Every once in a while I want to contact someone I’ve met at a photography event or from finding them online. Or maybe I’m just trying to find your Twitter name so I can link to you or mention you in a tweet. But if you’re a photographer looking for work then you might also have potential clients out there who want to get in touch with you as well, and they really like to use phones and email. If you’re looking for work then worst thing you can do is make yourself difficult to get in touch with, and I’ve had my share of frustrations with digging around websites trying to find someone’s contact information. If I were a potential client with other options I’d probably would have just moved on and found someone else to work with, which is probably the last thing you want them to do.

So what should you do? If you have a blog, make a contact/about page (this is what mine looks like). Link back and forth, too. Put your contact info on your website, blog, Flickr, Twitter, etc. so you have a better chance of people finding you. If you’re not comfortable putting your personal phone number up for the world to see, then try using a free service like Google Voice where you have the option to screen calls and it doesn’t have to even ring to your current phone.

The bottom line is that if you want people to contact you, make yourself easy to find!