There are lots of different hobbies which people have managed to turn into a successful career and one which we are going to take a look at today is photography. It is pretty rare that you will find anyone working in the field of professional photography who does not love what they do, something that cannot be said for many professions out there.
One person that I know who is a professional photographer and a photography fanboy is my buddy Joshua Manocherian, I have envied him for years as he has made his way through the photography world, doing what he loves and making a decent salary along the way. Let’s take a look then at just some of the ways that people can make a living from their love of photography.
Weddings and Events
There is a lot of money in wedding and event photography and people are will to part with quite a chunk of cash to have their special moments captured. Wedding photography in particular is something that many photographers will specialize in and it is a great business because there are always people getting married. When it comes to events, businesses fro example love to have their big days captured and again, are willing to pay top dollar for a professional photographer to spend the day at their event, capturing great moments.
There are many photographers who are making a good living from inspiring others and teaching amateurs how to take better photographs. This can be done in a number of ways, some like to give classes in person and charge by the hour, others will give classes across the internet for a fee and some will upload tutorial videos to video sites like YouTube. Those who use a video sharing site can make excellent money from advertising revenues should there videos rack up a high number of views.
The real money for any professional photographer is in the selling of their photos to newspapers and magazines. There are indeed many photographers who have a great skill in a particular field of photography, nature, sport, people etc. who have struck up great relationships with a variety of magazines and used this to make a great amount of money from regularly selling shots to them. Publications much prefer to pay for freelance photographers rather than hiring their own full time and this gives many the chance to make a great income from selling their snaps.
Blogs present many with the opportunity to make great money from advertising once they are receiving plenty of traffic to their site. It is always recommended that a blog should be about a niche topic and photography certainly ticks that box. Photography sites that seek to build a community, show off excellent photographs and include tutorials or guides can become very popular indeed. Blog owners can use this popularity to sell products, make money from affiliates or even earn money from renting out ad space on the website.