Become a Vacation Photographer!

Local Lens captures dozens of unforgettable trips for couples and families from around the world every single day. Whether it is in Paris or Puerto Vallarta, Rome or Bali, or hundreds of other cities in between, we work with talented travel photographers who take pride in sharing their city with others and delivering beautiful images that capture customers’ travel stories.

The freelance photography jobs you've been looking for!

Set your schedule

Part-time or full-time, accept bookings that fit around your schedule. We take care of marketing and the booking process while the travel photography jobs go straight to you.

Grow your business

We won't undervalue your talent or tie you down with a non-compete contract. You're an artist and should be free to work in a way that makes you happiest.

Book more clients

Have fun meeting travelers and sharing your culture with others while doing what you love! Show off your city and send them home with images they will cherish for years to come.

The Job Description

Every freelance photographer in our network is selected for their amazing skills, warm personality, and local knowledge. All work full-time on their own projects and fit Local Lens travel photography into their schedule. Our photographers love making authentic connections and capturing beautiful photos for travelers from all over the world!

Warm & Vibrant Style

Your style is authentic, photojournalistic, and tells a story. We're looking for natural, bright images that are a mix of candid and posed.

Professionalism

You arrive early, you deliver gorgeous photos on time, and you are 100% with us in creating a great customer experience.

You LOVE Your City

You know the best time and spots for photos, and love to share hidden gems and local secrets with lucky travelers.

Passion

Being a freelance photographer is more than just a job to you, and you share our mission to change the way people remember their vacations.

Awesomeness

You connect with clients easily and are great when directing photos and poses – you're the type of person we would want to grab a beer with after a shoot!

FAQ

How to become a travel photographer?

To get started, fill out this short application form with your email and portfolio. We welcome applications from all over the world. We also add new cities every month, so even if we haven’t launched in your city yet, we may soon! 

How to get photography clients?

We make getting freelance photography jobs way easier! Clients will see your portfolio listed under your city on Local Lens, and if they like your portfolio they will send you a request for their dates along with any initial questions they may have. After sending them your availability, the customer will be able to submit payment and reserve their dates with you.

How does Local Lens market your photography?

You will have your own personal profile page with a short bio, portfolio, and past reviews from Local Lens customers. Make sure to keep your portfolio up-to-date with images that showcase your style!

What are the requirements to join?

  1. At least 2 years of professional experience in lifestyle or portrait photography; e.g. weddings, family portraits, etc.
  2. A great photography portfolio to showcase your style and skill.
  3. Must be proficient enough in English to read, write and converse comfortably.

Who owns the photos?

Image ownership belongs 100% to the photographer, and the customer is granted a license for personal use only. In other words, they are allowed to use the photos for display on personal websites, for sharing on social media, or to make prints for personal use. The images may not be used in any way to charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration. The photographer grants Local Lens a commercial license, which allows us to help market photographers’ services. For more details, check out our Terms and Conditions.