One thing that people tend to ask me all the time is what they can do in order to start making more money with their photography; of course, this is a natural question for people to ask, as those who love photography will naturally want to be able to make money off of this passion, but it is not always so simple as prescribing one or two easy steps a person can take in order to suddenly start making tons of money with photography. However, there are a handful of important tips for you to be keeping in mind when it comes to making money with photography, and here is a look at some of them.The first thing you need to understand about making money with photography is that there is no “one, right way” to make money with photography, and different approaches will be right for different people; in fact, the first tip is this: you must find your niche for making money with photography! Perhaps you are going to be best at making money through landscape photography, or perhaps through journalistic photography, or maybe even through portrait photography; the options are nearly endless, and include wedding photography, family pictures, baby and maternity shoots, and more.The next thing that will be important for you to understand is that you will probably not start out making big money, and you will need to be willing to work for cheap early on in order to gain some extra exposure, and in order to build your portfolio; as you work hard in this area, however, you will soon have pictures to show off that will help you build business.And finally, it will be vital that you are willing to hustle, hustle, and hustle some more, as far as things go with building contacts, finding clients, rustling up reviews, gaining referrals, and so on; the harder you work to build your photography business, the faster you will find success, and the sooner you will enjoy the life of a money-making photographer!One of the most important things I have come to learn about photography is that it is quite important that you have some good resources, in order to get the most you can out of your learning; after all, you can never learn too much about photography, and you should never stop improving!With these thoughts in mind, you will be on the path to making money with photography at last!
There are few who realize the actual importance and meaning behind photography and the work we do as photographers.*Let me tell you about it.This particular art form is used commonly everyday. You may not notice or recognize it as photography but it’s everywhere. From the picture on your cereal box to the billboard on your way to work. It doesn’t stop here either, you see photos at work, restaurants, stores, on products, fast food, even while driving.Photography is also a huge part of history. Photo’s allow us to take a glimpse at the past and how things have changed, stayed the same, people who have been lost to heaven, famous moments in history, the list goes on and on.Not only is photography important, it is Inspiring.Photography is all self-expression and relating an image to an emotion or message.A photo can have a huge impact on someone and that’s exactly what we strive for. A simple landscape of a sunset could change someone’s whole mood or thought process. Say someone’s having a terrible day and happens to stroll past this sunset photo, they’re initial thought could be “Tomorrow is a new day” and that person could relax and shrug off that terrible day.Photography is INTERESTING!I was on Facebook earlier and decided to update my status, This is what I asked:”What about Photography interests you?”Here are a few of the replies I received:K.H. — “There are so many possibilities within photography, they’re endless. There are tons of different ways that photography allows you to express yourself, even if you’re taking portraits. There’s always some sort of representation of yourself.”A.R. — “I feel like you can capture a moment and keep that moment forever; that you would ordinary only see for a split second with the human eye. Maybe it’s an expression that someone gives, or a bird flying in the sky. It’s capturing beauty at it’s finest.”S.S. — “You can just get lost with just you and the camera. A way to clear your thoughts if you need. It’s fun and enjoyable too.”I was amazed at the replies I got. I feel the same way! They each point out the importance and the interest that lies within photography. It’s therapy for your mind and emotions. It’s creativity unleashed on the world. It’s a movie that shows only one slide. It’s a personal diary. It’s a time machine. Photography, is beauty.Photography allows us to share and communicate. We share photos on Facebook with our friends to share and communicate what we’ve been doing, how we are, and each picture is of your own creation and imagination.
These images that we share with the world can involve a bunch of strangers to all feel the same emotion or experience the same message. We feel what we see. Photography is it’s own language that helps us to speak through the scenes and images we capture, letting the world know how we view it.We use it at work, not everyone, but a huge potion of people do and don’t even realize it; Police officers use this taking photos of the crime scene and evidence. Store managers, restaurant managers, and others use it for maybe a big inventory shipment, employee of the month photos, crew photos, food photos, food posters/billboards. Photo journalism, regular journalism, news photos, school photos, work i.d’s, the list is endless. Everyone, whether they know it or not experiences some form of photography, everyday.Without photography our world would become very dull, pale, imaginationless and very deprived of self-expression. As we have gone over, photography is indeed very important and interesting in life today. Without it, we would be lost. Keep on taking photo’s and spreading the word to the world!Thanks for listening!