Very little of my company revenue comes from commercial photography jobs and I think I prefer it that way. It seems that to get those call-backs, a photographer really needs to establish a relatively finite niche in a hyper-populated field of amatuer, amatuer-pro, pro and bored housewives.
Thus, I try and keep my eyes peeled for interesting topics and jump in and see how I do.
Women's roller derby is a great example of that. Have you ever shot roller derby? Typically, terrible lighting, hard to track your subject matter and even harder to capture the essence.
Read in the local rag about a local group called the Sin City Rollergirls and decided to go out to their end-of-season double header. It was really difficult to figure how which piece of glass and camera and....when do I shoot video and when do I shoot stills?
I did a lengthly blog post after-the-fact but here is the short version via video: