Hi, total noob to the forum speaking here...so please be gentle O:)
My question is pretty self explanetry; I've found that unpaid work counts for next to nothing when it comes to getting a job. I have videographic experience in Shorts, Features, Documentary as well as in events. However, I've only ever made a few K from shooting; and even then, it has been through private commission as opposed to actually being *employed*. I make a living currently from hiring out equipment (only a DSLR setup but I have decent glass), however simply cannot get a job with anyone/where noteworthy enough in which to attain that initial professional experience. Snobbery seems to be very prevalent when it comes to experience as a DP (or so I've found; the second I mention 'DSLR' oddly enough...) and I do realise it's all about experience; of course it is and I wouldn't expect it any other way. But I have unpaid experience by the bucket load, as well as a a Feature Film, Showreel/Site and the odd paid job under my belt etc.
So I guess my question would be,what am I doing wrong?
Sorry if this sounds maybe a little blunt, but as I say, I am new here!