Been into photography for a few years now, but just as a hobby. I'd really like to start shooting for local mountains, or for anyone/events in general really. Just looking to do something more with it. I'm finding it difficult to build a reputation and get my name out there, so I'm wondering, how did you get started? Did you volunteer to take photos at events for free and get your "in" that way? There are a million photogs out there, how did you distinguish yourself from the rest?
Any advice, stories, or experiences are greatly appreciated