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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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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