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How To Start Making Money With Photography – Stock Photos, Assignments & More – Viral Trends

How To Start Making Money With Photography – Stock Photos, Assignments & More

(Ad) Start building your own photo business website: https://www.wix.com

Making a living with photography is though, competitive and requires a lot of hard work. This isn’t some video promising you to make money quickly, but it’s about how you can start to grow your own photo business to start selling your pictures, what areas you should focus on, as well as various effective methods to start working towards making a living with your passion!


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Building a website is one of the most important and effective things you can do as a photographer to step up your brand and name to improve the way your portfolio is presented to clients, whether you’re a professional or not. Instead of giving people and especially clients your social media such as Instagram or Facebook, telling them about your very own website that you’ve designed and created to look exactly how you want it to, along with your own domain name, is just so much more professional and a much better way of showing off your pictures in the best possible way. Not to mention all of the extra features and possibilities you can add and customize to your own website.

This applies no matter what type of photography you’re doing or how serious you are about it. A simple portfolio homepage with links to your social media, a few galleries and a contact form might be all you need. Alternatively you can create a really advanced and extensive site including a store to sell, let’s say prints; having a booking tool for people to book appointments with you, having tons of different galleries for both photo and video, setting up advanced SEO etc..; if you feel that is the right thing for you. No matter whether simple and basic or advanced and full of pages and options though, just make sure you have a website!


Thanks a lot for taking the time to watch!

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  1. I'm a hobbyist just getting back into photography. About 10 years ago, I sold some work and did some stuff that I could've sold. I'll mix that all here:
    * Dating website photos–I spent an afternoon photographing a friend at a nice location using off-camera lights (see EDC Gadgets's comment about knowing light). I think this is a type of client photography that's easy to get into. Shoot a few friends pro bono then start charging.

    * I shot a preschool class. Headshots of each student. I charged per head. This is like a corporate gig. I think if you know someone, a corporate gig isn't so hard to get–especially for a small company. Also, I think companies aren't that selective except for shooting their top brass and pictures for the annual report.

    * Social media–I had a scenic on flickr that a company making calendars contacted me to use.

    * Product photography–I had an artist friend with unusual jewelry. Again, you have to know how to light. As above, you should be able to do a job pro bono then charge subsequent people impressed with your work.

  2. This will be long 🙂
    Here are some of my experience as I am climbing the ladders as an intermediate photoghrapher. I hope you guys will find these useful. (let's ignore sports photography, it's a very specific and hard to get-in segment)
    – The most money is in company assigments, product photography, and also company headshot photography. But to get there, you need to be a recognized brand, or you need to have very good connection. So it's usually not a starting point, but rather a goal to work for companies.
    – The second most money is in weddings, but again you need a good portfolio. It's quite easy tho, just make sure to always bring a camera to the wedding of your friends and try to be creative. If you can catch 1-2 spectacular pictures, it's good start. Keep in mind, that you will work your a$$ off with wedding photography.
    – The third possibility is family and couples photoshoots. This is the easiest starting point by far. Ask your friends that you want to take pictures of them, and you will see it's super easy to build a portfolio. This is a great starting point, and there is quite a bit of money in it. You won't be able to quit your daily job tho, but it's good complementary money in it, and it helps you improve, and interact with people, build your client base.

    Some additional tips:
    1, Learn….how….light…..works. It's the #1 rule to improve your photography. Nothing is nearly as important as good light. Also learn how inverse square law works, and keep practice it, it's super important for portraits!
    2, Then learn how to pose people. Don't worry, you will feel weird in the beginning, and your poses might look strange, but after 20-30 photoshoots you will get the hang of it. It's pure practicing, nothing else.
    3, Get good at Lightroom, post processing is one of the biggest factor to make your pictures recognizable. Buy some presets but ONLY after using Lightroom at least for half a year. It's absolutely essential, don't rush with presets. Super important.
    4, Don't worry about the gear, just buy an entry level camera. Also later get a 50 1.8 lens.That's waaay more than enough to get started…. Gear is not nearly as important as seeing the light, or having great compositional knowledge.

    I hope it helps 🙂

  3. Great suggestions. I started getting paid by doing certain kinds of event's. But social media has been great. Definitely a must like you suggested. And definitely have a website. I actually got a job for a sub sandwich company by putting their sandwich in one of my Instagram shots. Social Media is powerful!

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