10 Ways to Turn Your Photographs into Cash

Who doesn't have photographs stored in a computer? Almost everyone who owns a digital camera or mobile phone has photographs stored in virtual memory. And if you are a photography hobbyist or enthusiast, what better way to turn your stored images into fast cash. This is one of the fastest ways to turn your art into a lucrative business. Once you choose your niche, you can start marketing your work to your family and friends, neighborhood establishments and online. Here are a few tips on how to turn your digital images into currency:

tocash3 10 Ways to Turn Your Photographs into Cash 1. Make original computer cover designs – with the use of your home printer, you can print out your own images on specialized sticker paper to liven up desktop computers and laptops.

2. Offer your images to web hosting companies and their libraries – there are numerous web companies that offer space in their servers to promote various businesses through the World Wide Web. Images are needed to promote businesses are very much in demand. These web hosting companies offer prospective clients various images that best represent their business. 

3. Make car window covers – dashboards ca be damaged with the intense heat of the sun during summer. Print out your images on windscreen covers and offer your product to car accessory stores, gas stations and even online to reach a wider audience. This is also a great way to promote your photography skills to the public.

4. Real estate images for real big money – take advantage of the For Sale sign of properties that are being offered in the market. Show your images to the property owner or developer. Make sure they accentuate the property and is attractive enough to gain the attention of prospective buyers.

5. Travel images for travel agencies – every person who has intentions of traveling for a vacation would like to see what they can expect to enjoy in the place they’re travelling to. If you have travelled to any destination, you’re sure to have photographs of the place. Offer your images to travel agencies so tat they can show their clients the place they want to travel to, the sights they can expect to see, etc.

tocash1 10 Ways to Turn Your Photographs into Cash 6. Restaurants and cafés are the best places to promote and sell your images – approach restaurant and café establishments and offer your photographs to be hung on their walls to decorate and complement their establishment in exchange that they allow you to sell them as well. Make sure your contact details are on every image. You can reassure the restaurant owner that you will be replacing every sold photograph with an original one whenever your work is sold.

7. Calendars are a yearly gig – calendars are a great way to exhibit your versatility and style. The best way to promote tem is to sell them online.

tocash2 10 Ways to Turn Your Photographs into Cash 8. Upload your images in microstock sites – one of the best ways, not to mention the easiest way is to have your own library of images in microstock sites. This allows you to earn even when you’re asleep. Just make sure you only upload quality images. This will assure your clients that you have excellent quality and standards when uploading images. They will keep coming back for more.

9. Join photography competitions – there are numerous websites that have open photography contests that allow you to win cash prizes as well as make a name for yourself I the world of photography. This is also a great way to generate a client base and promote your work.

10. Sketch your images – there are several photo manipulation software available in the market that allow you to convert your digital images into sketches. This is an excellent way for people who can’t draw to be an instant painter.

Start looking through your folders and see what you can turn into cash right away. There is a never ending need for photographs for all types of needs. Your past time can be a fast way to make you earn extra money that you never even expected.


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More Ways to Make Money Out of Your Passion for Photography

Photography is a very lucrative venture and if you have the passion and skills to take stunning photographs, you can make use of this asset by making money out of doing what you love. We previously ran an article in a similar vein and by popular demand, here are more suggestions you can use to earn some cash from taking photos:

Sell in stock sites – stock photography is a booming and very competitive business. Once you are accepted as a member, you can start uploading your shots for approval and these can then be included in your stock portfolio for prospective buyers to see. The system works by selling your images with a commission fee and although each image can be sold for 25cents or so, there is no limit as to how many times it can be sold by various buyers. One image can accumulate hundreds of dollars over time. It is not as easy as it sounds, though, and you will have to constantly upload to keep your portfolio fresh and make sure your images are high quality and have commercial value. 

makemny2 More Ways to Make Money Out of Your Passion for PhotographyNewborn babies – parents of newborns are often busy or preoccupied with getting ready for the baby’s needs. This will usually require you to be on call, especially if the parents ask you to take photographs at the hospital or when they arrive home with their little bundle of joy. Offering your services would guarantee that you cover all parts of the event, from the time they leave for the hospital to when they get home. This will also give you a great opportunity to have them as repeat clients if they like your work. 

Used cars – every urban area has a used car lot. Offer your services to owners and salesmen. It is always helpful to have photographs of the cars they have in stock so that the customers can browse through the stack of photos without having to go out and look at each and every car. Once they have narrowed down their choices, they can then go and check the selected cars. Another way for car dealers to use your services is when they want to sell their cars online and your photos will entice the car buyers to contact the dealer. 

makemny1 More Ways to Make Money Out of Your Passion for PhotographyPhoto gift items – aside from using photos for postcards, you can extend your services to include photos printed on novelty items such as mugs, jigsaw puzzles and mouse pads. Photostockplus.com is one site that offer these service and all you have to do is upload your images and they will do all the hard work of getting them printed and shipping them to the buyers.

Sell your images as art – if you have a creative eye and the ingenious flair to make something out everyday occurrences and scenery, then you are in the right field. Experiment with different points of view and angles. Kneel, lie down on the pavement, prop your camera on walls, the whole world is you makemny3 More Ways to Make Money Out of Your Passion for Photographyplayground. The best way to learn about anything is to try something new each time. This will help you develop newfound techniques that you can apply in your art.

Once you’ve gathered all your images, take advantage of the very useful software applications during post processing. Sift through your images, correct the common errors in some and crop them if needed. Once you are satisfied, have them printed at a quality printing shop where you are assured your prints will come out looking exactly like how they appeared in your computer screen. You can then frame your work and display them in various establishments in your area or even make them available for purchase online.


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4 More Tips to Help You Get Organized with your New Photography Business

When you are just starting out with your new photo business, there are countless of things to set up, to remember and to make sure are covered to ensure your business will grow. In a previous article, we gave some suggestions to help you get started. Here are four more to keep in mind:

tripod by caspy 4 More Tips to Help You Get Organized with your New Photography Business1. Get your gear – the tools of your trade will always depend on your budget, amount of space available, and the types of photographs you plan to specialize in or what your clients may require from you to take. It would be wise to start cataloging your work as soon as possible before it gets to be too much for you to handle, and do the same for all your equipment. It will take you at least a year for you to complete all the gear or equipment requirements you’ll need such as lenses, tripods, filters, flash, stands, etc. Try to minimize your purchases by determining the essentials before the luxuries such as expensive equipment you will hardly ever use during your photo shoots. Also try to make use of what office equipment you already have such as a computer, fax machine, scanner, printer and furniture. What you save on what you already have can go towards funding the expenses needed for more photography equipment.

printer by sundesigns 4 More Tips to Help You Get Organized with your New Photography Business2. Set-up insurance – always prioritize protecting your business assets as well as your personal assets. Getting the appropriate insurance to cover any major or minor setbacks is always a smart move. For most of the photographers just starting out, it’s beneficial to take out liability insurance, especially if you have a home based studio. This type of insurance will protect you from any liability in case a clumsy client trips over a cable and suffers an injury. Consider adding equipment indemnity in case your homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance doesn’t cover this. And for your own advantage, set-up health and disability insurance in case you can’t continue working on your business.

3. Finalize supply and photo lab arrangements – if you’re determined to make your business work and become a success, you would want to start building relationships with your suppliers such as camera equipment suppliers. The quality of your end product will be the driving umbrella stands vjeran2001 4 More Tips to Help You Get Organized with your New Photography Businessforce that will keep making your customers come back. This will also make it easier for you in the future since you might be given discounts if you patronize their services on a regular basis. In the beginning of your business, first impressions often last. Good and reliable suppliers will help keep your standards high and you will never compromise your work.

4. Join professional organizations – it always helps to join and be visibly active in your local chamber of commerce to open doors for you and your budding business. This will enable you to establish business relations and contacts that can help you along the way. This is one of the best ways to meet possible clients and get some valuable feedback and tips from other photographers in your locale and possibly even find an investor for your business. It is also by doing this that you will have a better idea of who your competition is, what types of services they provide and how they compare to yours. 


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Make Money Out of Your Passion for Photography

If you love photography and consider yourself decent with taking pictures and want to venture into making some money out of the art and craft of photography, you can turn your passion into a lucrative business. Being a seasoned photographer takes many years of experience. Here are some ideas to get you started on your journey to making money out of photography:

Venture into pet photography – pets are often considered as part of the family but not everyone has the time or talent to take professional quality photographs of their pets, moreover with themselves included. Many a pet owner would want services of a pet photographer who can capture their beloved pets in an attractive image. You can extend your services to printing the shots yourself and selling those to them, or even include the pet photos in merchandise such as shirts, mugs and posters. You can also attend pet shows and offer your services to the various pet lovers.

fishing1 Make Money Out of Your Passion for PhotographyAttend fishing contests – these are oftentimes overlooked because not many photographers pay attention to this event. Many of the contestants forget to bring their cameras and are more concerned about their catch. Fishermen would want to have pictures of their winning catch and this is where you come in. This is a perfect opportunity to be where the demand is, 

Be aware of scheduled parades – wherever parades take place, more often than not, the people in the parades do not have time to make sure they have their photographs taken since they might be too busy. Always remember that if you take pictures with people as your subjects, always obtain model releases from them so you can later sell them to stock sites. 

town1 Make Money Out of Your Passion for PhotographyTake photos of quaint towns and scenery – if the area where you are living is visited by tourists, it is a good idea to have yourself available during tourist season. A lot of visitors take turns having their pictures taken with their companion if they are taking pictures themselves. With the use of your services, they can all be in the same shot. Also, since you are from the area, you would know where the best tourist attractions are.

Family postcards – during the holiday season, it is a tradition for many families to send out Christmas postcards with family photos as the cover. You can take the photograph and even print the postcards yourself, then package it. This is a great way to get client referrals.

grad1 Make Money Out of Your Passion for PhotographyTake graduation shots – positioning yourself is very important when you plan on taking photos of events such as graduation, whether it is a preschool or a college event. Be near enough to the stage so you have a good view of the graduates, yet stay out of the way of the flow of human traffic. 

Promotional photographs – every business needs to advertise itself to gain clients or customers. Cater to the needs of the businesses in your area and advertise your services. Use your own business as an example to show them how effective and useful your services are to them.


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Venturing into Aerial Photography
To get in the business of aerial photography and make a profit, you have to work on your market. Always find out before venturing into any business if there is a need for it. If so, you can narrow down the field to capture an even more specific market. This is a sound practice every time you’re venturing into a new business for yourself for it to succeed. Once you’ve established your place in the market, you can start to get creative by applying simple ways to get great shots and make a name for yourself. Here are some tips on getting started with aerial photography what techniques and equipment you can use to get great shots without having to get on a plane.
 
aerial1 Venturing into Aerial PhotographyAerial photography is probably one of the lesser tapped niches in photography. Many photographers have the misconception that it is expensive to get into when in fact today’s modern advances in the field has made it much more accessible. For example, there is equipment available in the market that allows you to attach a camera on a telescoping mast enabling you to take photographs from a relatively high point without leaving the ground.
 
Aerial photography can be a lucrative business because it now only requires minimal investment. It can be done at your own time and you have the opportunity to work outdoors if that’s what you love.  It also involves a wide client base, from the regular stock buyer to the high end corporate and private clients such as commercial property owners and agents, as well as individuals or companies producing outdoor events.
 
Some of the more efficient ways of capturing the best aerial photographs are by using the right equipment. Check out your local camera stores but aerial photo equipment is available online. For 40 feet and less, a mast or a pole would be the most convenient to utilize. A mast comes with guy lines that support it at all times, it is very easy to set-up and can be transported without trouble from one location to another. It normally weighs less than 20 pounds and when collapsed is around five and a half feet tall.
 
aerial2 Venturing into Aerial PhotographyAnother way to capture aerial images is by using a telescoping mast. This is either a push up application which is raised manually by pushing sections and locking it in place or a pneumatic application which is raised with low pressure air using a compressor or a hand pump. A bird’s eye view image can be achieved using this technique at a height of about 30 to 40 feet.
 
A digital ground control unit consists of a digital camera used for aerial mast photography. It has high resolution that enables live preview and remote capturing of images. This involves camera functions that are operated through a ground control unit such as a laptop computer. This allows the photographer to actually see through the eyes of the camera instantly and make adjustments on composition to get great shots.
 
aerial3 Venturing into Aerial PhotographyA remote control pan and tilt unit facilitates camera positioning through vertical tilt and horizontal panning and applications for such equipment can be used for its versatility in capturing aerial images for many much needed purposes. To name a few, media coverages, traffic reports, structural engineering needs, land developers, archeological site, field studies, residential developers and real estate agents, production companies and many more.
 
There is a growing niche to fill in aerial photography services and having the right equipment, the desire and talent to venture into the business is a start. Before deciding to go into the business always plan what your approach will be. Study the market, how to promote yourself and most of all make sure it fits your budget. Aerial photography may be a specialized subject matter but it is also an exciting endeavor every photographer should try if the opportunity arises. 
 


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How to Make Money from Product Photography

Numerous big and small businesses always have a need for images to help sell their products and services. One niche you can tap into is product photography and  the online product photography genre by starting with the small businesses in your local area that do not have extravagant marketing budgets but still need to promote and sell their products online.  Most of the time, bigger companies with bigger budgets tend to already have a professional photographer to cater to their marketing needs. The internet is a growing industry that more and more people are relying on for information. It has become an integral factor in providing us with the information that we are looking for. 

With a few helpful tips to add to your experience, you’re well on your way to getting those professional looking product shots that clients are looking for: 

product1 How to Make Money from Product PhotographyDo market research to identify potential clients – the first step is to determine the local businesses in your vicinity by going through the yellow pages, directories or the internet. Determine how they are going about marketing their products. What type of images they are currently using, the quality of the images, the market rates, etc. Make a list of potential clients and familiarize yourself with the type of products each business has. From the research you made, you can then decide on what type of product you would like to get yourself into. Most small businesses don’t even consider online advertising, you’re sure to pique their interest. It’s always a smart move to pick a niche within a niche to develop your skills better. For example, in online product photography, you choose to concentrate on just food, and from food you can choose what type of food you would like to focus on like bread, cakes or pasta, etc. 

Be ready with your portfolio – When setting appointments with prospective clients, it would be helpful to have a portfolio of your work to show them. It would enable the business owners to see your style and assess your skill and at the same time show that you can deliver. Make sure that your portfolio comprises samples of your greatest work. Always remember that a portfolio is made to impress the viewer and be able to “wow” them. For first time clients, you only get one chance to impress them. Your sample images should be able to show off your expertise as much as you are selling your services to the business owner. You can start to work on practicing shooting your chosen product and experiment on the various techniques to get great images and use this for your portfolio. Mastering the different lighting techniques to make your images pop out would make it more enticing for the viewer which would then make them more saleable. You can also make an online portfolio to reach a broader range of clients. 

product2 How to Make Money from Product PhotographyAlong with your portfolio, try and prepare a pitch for a product. Offer some ideas and sample images to illustrate your ideas. This would reflect to the prospective client that you have put much thought into their business and how your services can be beneficial to them. 

Consider offering free services – In the beginning, you can even offer your services for free just to get your name out. This is a valuable source for marketing your services to get potential clients. You can do this for the various establishments in your area. The images you take won’t go to waste, it can be used in building your portfolio to showcase your work. 

Invest in proper equipment to take product shots – every good product photographer will have the tools needed to create great images. All it takes is a simple cost efficient set-up. One of the most important must haves is proper lighting. Good lighting equipment, a light tent and a light table will do wonders to enhance an image. It would be a good idea to invest in a macro lens or extension tubes for you to be able to get clear close-up shots for products that are small in size.  For better control over your lighting, you can also add an overhead light box or a ring flash to your standard equipment. 

product3 How to Make Money from Product PhotographyCreate your own brand – Use your imagination in creating your own brand and signature in your shots. In an ever competitive market, being original and creative will give you the edge you need to make a name for yourself.  But always make sure that your product shots will be appealing to the target market of the product. First and foremost, your images should sell. This way, your customers will keep coming back for more and you will have a steady stream of clients clamoring for your services. Just keep in mind that no matter how creative you get, the focus of your shot should always be with the product. You can use props and other paraphernalia to accentuate the product but not overwhelm it or make it compete for attention. 

There is a network of online stores looking for fresh approaches in showcasing their products online, and they all depend on virtual imagery to attract sales. In a world fast relying on online marketing and even selling, this is an industry that is growing everyday and you can never go wrong by establishing a foothold in the market. Being a product photographer entails determination and a lot of perseverance. As long as you stay true to your craft and deliver quality images that cater to your clients’ needs, there will always be work for you.


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Selling Landscape Photographs

We may not be aware of this but we see photographs almost everyday. It has become an important part of recording our lives which later on becomes history to be shared with our grandchildren. We see it at home for our own personal way of remembering moments in our lives, it is used in advertising to sell products, and when we see photographs of wondrous landscapes of local sceneries, we are automatically transported to a place and time that we are connected with.land3 Selling Landscape Photographs

One of the most important tips to remember in turning a profit from landscape photography is to capture the local scenes. It is a proven fact that most clients prefer to acquire an image that they can associate themselves with. There are dozens of small towns out there with their own distinct charm from which you can create a masterful image. This is better than capturing a generic beach scene that anyone can purchase at a dollar store.

Shooting the local scenery lets you flex your photographic skills. Lighting is very important in landscape shots because aside from providing illumination, it also greatly helps to create mood. Sunlight is usually the main light source and the time of day and month, the weather conditions, and its intensity can create various effects to the same scene. For example, the landscape will look completely different in summer compared to in winter. Try to capture the landscape in such a way that even locals from the area will be amazed to see just how beautiful the place is that they live in and oftentimes take for granted. These locals would also be one of the primary demographics for a potential sale.

land2 Selling Landscape PhotographsIn choosing your best work for show or for your portfolio, pick out photos that you think are great and would sell, show them to close friends and relatives or even colleagues. Seek out positive and honest critiques. Remember that photography is subjective and images have different effects with every viewer. This will help you sort out which images are more appealing than others, which ones need improvement, and you can also gather fresh ideas for your nest projects.

Aside from online sites, you can also get a lot of exposure from art fairs. This is a great way of introducing yourself to the mainstream world of photography. You just have to make a minimal investment for your space in the exhibit and perhaps calling cards to hand out some flyers. This will also give you a chance to go through your work and select some of the images you think is good enough to sell. Check tland8 Selling Landscape Photographshe market value for similar images so you can establish a fair price on your own. This will also give you an opportunity for some constructive critiquing. You can ask the people who visit your booth about what they think of you images and at the same time ask them what they are looking for.

Displaying your work in coffee shops and restaurants would be good, too. Just make sure you have your name on your work for possible clients to get in touch with you.  Probably the most convenient way to reach a wide audience is through stock photography sites online. You can also create an online portfolio for interested clients to view your other works.

The business of selling landscape photography has become more competitive over the years and more and more aspiring photographers are emerging everyday, but the market for fresh new scenic images is growing as well.  As long as you stay observant and patient, keep developing your skills and most of all keep taking pictures, you’re well on your way to making your passion a profitable one.


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More Money Making Photography Niches

Deciding on what your specialty will be enables you to make a name for yourself in the market for commercial images. This will set your reputation as an expert in your chosen field. Concentrating on one type of field gives you the leverage of mastering all the techniques to create those masterful shots all clients look for. 

Here are more examples of niches that you can consider getting yourself into: 

1. Children playing – there are a lot of images of children already out in the market. By specializing in one particular thing that children do will help you concentrate in one specific need. It still allows for enough flexibility to penetrate the market’s need yet small enough to give you that edge in making a name for yourself by approaching a common subject with new ideas. niche6 More Money Making Photography Niches

2. A photography technique- a niche can be many things, including a technique. Some techniques such as infrared photography or macro photography may require special tools to attain the effects that define the shot. By mastering a particular photographic technique, you also capture a specific market segment and their needs. 

3. Ethnic groups – focusing on one particular ethnic group will allow you to familiarize yourself with customs and traditions. This will give you the opportunity to be at the right place at the right time whenever there is an event in a certain community to get the much coveted shots you need.niche7 More Money Making Photography Niches

4. Seniors – life has always been portrayed by photographs and the market for people images cover newborns all the way up to the elderly. The market for young adults and adults are saturated but there are not enough images of the older generation. There will always be a demand for images of seniors as there is a demand for images of children. 

5. A brand of car – car photographers are a dime a dozen, but a photographer that specializes in a particular type and make is not as common. For example you can specialize in Volkswagens or Mustangs. 

6. Success – a common misconception about niches is that it always is a subject, when in fact it can also be a mood or an abstract concept. There is a never ending stream of clients searching for images that depict a particular idea, and success is one of the more salable ones. Think of different evocative ways to show success. Be creative and use you imagination.

7. Leaves – like water, leaves are also abundant and can make for very interesting subject matter. Using the different lighting and composition techniques will give this common subject more depth. Whether you are using leaves as the main subject or just as a minor element in a scene, you can be very creative and make money from them at the same time. 

8. Water – this is a common element that can be magical in every way and can often be found in the most beautifulniche5 More Money Making Photography Niches images such as waterfalls and ocean waves. You can manipulate water into various forms and use in camera techniques to make it appear frozen or in a silky blur of motion. From large quantities of water to the merest raindrop, you can use this element to create your own unique niche that will define your work. 

Whether you are an event photographer who gets hired on assignment or a stock photographer who wants to be noticed in the photo stock sites, you can apply niche photography with much success. Whatever niche you choose, always remember to first check the market to ascertain that there is a viable demand. Practice and learn the skills to perfect the trade and you will surely make a name for yourself.


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Helpful Ways to Make Money from Event Photography

Specializing in photographing events such as weddings, high school reunions, birthday parties, sports events, dog shows, etc., is one of the best ways to earn a living. There is minimal initial investment needed to get you started. Probably the most important factor that would make event photography profitable for anyone is the love of the craft. Everything else will fall into place with the proper initiative.

event3 Helpful Ways to Make Money from Event PhotographyOne of the most important aspects in succeeding in the business of event photography is having the cunning to know what events to cover. Keep in mind that the photographs worth taking are photographs worth keeping. These are photos people would want to keep and remember. The types of images that would be in demand are high quality images that guests or clients can’t take for themselves. This means that skill in the craft of photography is a must when venturing in the business.

A sure-fire way to make money for any event photographer is having means for on-site prints.  For many junior league sport events, not many parents have the know-how on capturing great images of their child while playing a sport. Another great advantage of being a photographer covering a junior sports event is that you can gain permission to have access to the sidelines where you can position yourself in a prime location to capture great action shots that parents wouldn’t have access to.

event2 Helpful Ways to Make Money from Event PhotographyAt larger venues such as games with a professional sports league or even an amateur sports league, there is always an opportunity to make money.  Be equipped with the right tools and be ready to hand out flyers and calling cards to any future client. Be very clear about the services you offer and be able to show the type of images you are capable of capturing.

Wedding photography is another lucrative event to cover. The style and technique used for a wedding event can be slightly more conservative, but you can certainly make use of your creative ideas during the reception and transitioning from the getting ready, to the church and to the reception. It’s important that you capture the details and take note of the key figures in the wedding aside from the bride and groom, entourage and parents. 

weddingbacks Helpful Ways to Make Money from Event PhotographyIt would be advantageous to be aware of competition and know the market value for your services. For example, set several packages per event, offer discount rates and added bonus shots that would make you a cut above the rest.

More importantly, find out what the demand is and create a niche. More often than not, there is a market for anything and everything as long as you can create a need for it. Be exceptional and professional in your services. Offer something other competitors do not. Be up to date in knowing what events are occurring and be there to cover it, all great shots can always be sold as stock photos in a number of online sites. One way of ensuring a continuous flow of income is constantly updating your portfolio with fresh shots weekly or with every event that you cover.


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Money Making Photography Niches

A niche as defined in business terms is a profitable segment in a market that is specifically created by identifying the needs and wants of a particular consumer. A niche can also be used to identify a specialization in the field of photography, such as commercial photography, event photography, landscape photography, portrait photography and pet photography. However, you can narrow the field even further since a niche can be a market within a market. For example, in the specialized field of pet photography, there can also be a niche specifically for pet portraiture. The challenge lies in identifying what your clients need from you.

niche3 Money Making Photography NichesPhotography is a highly competitive trade, and it helps to be original and to create your own specialty. In having the opportunity to have more than just one niche, you can tap into more sources for prospective clients. Here are some niches you can consider including in your portfolio:

1. Your neighborhood – who would not be proud of their own neighborhood. If you’re lucky enough to be living in a quaint small town, this is a perfect way to build up your community. There is always a market for images for postcards, calendars and coffee table books. There is no better way to get great images than by knowing first hand about the place you’re shooting, and since you live in the area, you know the ideal spots to capture the perfect scene.

2. Parks – there is a lot of activity you can see in parks such as children playing in the jungle gym, Frisbees being thrown around and even squirrels or cats going about their business. There are a lot of buyers for such images and it is a great alternative to the common street scene.

3. Construction – a niche should be small with only a handful of competitors but big enough to have a large number of buyers. This way the demand for your images is constant. Construction is one niche that can tap into multiple demands. It can be used to depict the needs of the building industry with regard to growth and development. Having a specialty with many different clients is one sure way to keep a steady stream of income going your way.

niche2 Money Making Photography Niches4. Cakes – food photography is a vast field considering the many types of food out there. Specializing in shooting just one type of food will help you master the techniques to get the perfect image each time. The dessert industry relies on the visual senses more often than taste, it’s the first thing that captures the viewers’ attention, and a large portion of their budget is placed on advertising and can be a profitable niche to get yourself into.

5. Technology – with so many new gadgets coming out in the market almost everyday, there is a demand for images of all the newly released ones, from cellular phones to cameras to kitchen appliances. By establishing yourself as a reliable source for such images, you can easily capture a regular client base.

6. Church groups – this may be a very profitable niche to tap into. What’s more is it comes with a referral network that can provide you with a sustainable income. Get connected with members who will hire you to be the designated photographer for gatherings and occasions.

niche1 Money Making Photography Niches7. Insects – the market is already saturated with the typical cute domesticated animals such as cats and dogs. Insects and bugs can be just as interesting, although not as cute. Macro or close up shots of spiders, beetles, butterflies and the like are very popular. Establish yourself as a specialist in images of insects and you can make a name for yourself in this field whenever there is a need for it.

8. Sand – by applying your own special technique to photographing images that include sand, this will get you that much needed edge in creating your very own niche. Use your imagination in developing new ways to make sand special. Sand dunes, sand sculptures, beaches, aquariums, you can cover a wide range of scenes and subjects that have the presence of sand. Buyers who are looking for nature images or images with texture will look for your shots.  


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