As a former legal assistant, I can tell you that I keep a
camera in my glove box at ALL times - always prepared to take
photos of any and all accidents I came upon while driving! They
are so very important, especially to the victims!
If you live anywhere near a metropolis, you may have a great
idea for steady work. You basically have two options as far as
who to market to. One would be the insurance companies and the
other would be the lawyers. Mind you, the people who are
involved in accidents are the ones who really need the service,
but who would think of that at such a devastating time? Then
again, you must think of who would be willing and able to pay
you for your services....and I can tell you that most victims
If you do not have experience in this field, take some time
to gain it. Get a police scanner and when you hear of an
accident, go to the scene and take shots. After developing them,
send a single copy to the victim (you can get a copy of the
accident reports from the Police, Sheriff or Highway Patrol
agencies for a nominal fee) and let them know that they should
forward your name and contact information to their insurance
company or legal representative.
After you have experience and a few references, as for
testimonials that you can use to market with. Then, send out
letters and brochures and a sample of your work to your local
community insurance and/or legal firms.
As for the passport/ID photos, I am not sure you want to go
this route. Most people do not plan for such and usually run
into a local photo shop or copy center to do this. I'm not sure
I would even try to do this. You have a great idea with the
accident photos and were it me, I would work pretty hard trying
to get that opportunity up and running!
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