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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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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