How to Make a Living From Your Love of Photography
Making money doing something that you love is something that not all of us are able to do but something which should be embraced with both hands if it becomes a viable option. I have some friends who, like me, make a living from their hobby and many of them like Radha Singh NJ native and professional photographer, make extremely good wages from their career choices.
My buddy Radha tried his hand at many different ways of turning photography onto a career and found a great amount of success, if you are a great photographer and would like to do the same then here are some of the ways which you can use photography to make a living.
Events and Weddings
Event organizers and couples who are planning to get married are prepared to pay a pretty penny for the services of a highly skilled and professional photographer. This is a great way to get started in photography as many of these events take places on evenings and weekends which means that you wouldn’t need to give up your day job to test the waters in terms of your new venture. You will have to put your name out there and work hard to land your first few gigs but once you get started and produce great work, word will get out about you and you could see a lot of repeat business. If your client prefers a more vintage look on their photos, you can choose a Bausch and Lomb Super Baltar lens which you can find and rent online if you don’t own one.
You can use the internet for a wide range of methods to make moment from your photography, let’s have a look how.
You could create a blog to showcase your work and discuss photography, if you are able to build up a strong enough following then you could make a steady income from affiliate sales and advertising revenues.
Making tutorials and uploading them to sites like YouTube could not only help hundreds of thousands of people out there who are looking to improve their photography skills, it could also earn you some money by way of advertising income.
Online and paper magazines regularly pay amateur and freelance photographers for their print and if you are prepared to hustle then you could make some generous money on the side from doing this. If you are looking at this as an option then you should try to specialize in one particular form of photography, fashion, sports etc… and then make strong contacts within the industry. It may be unlikely that you can get a job as a professional photographer as they will use freelancers more often than not but that is not to say that you cannot freelance and make a strong living based on the quality of your photos.
There are so many ways in which you can make money using your photography skill and the underlying issue with all of them is that you have to be great at what you do, if you can achieve that then you could make a lot of money indeed.