Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PressExposure) April 08, 2011 -- Photography Money! [http://www.photographymoney.net] It's quite simple, just about anyone can take photographs, and to make money with your digital camera could be just as easy. Did you know the day to day pictures you normally delete from your camera could become a source of consistent extra income for years to come?
Did you know there are millions of people looking for the very photo's you may have just deleted from your digital camera? If they are of excellent quality, not any particular image and maybe not even spectacular ones, but they must be so good that people will be happy to part with money for the rights to use or own them.
Consider my next door neighbor, a former stock broker, who after a financial down turn in the economy decided he would no longer allow his income and his family's wellbeing to be dictated by any employer or economic uncertainty, took a chance and ventured out to start what is now a very successful " Wedding Photography" business, and so can you!
Additionally, go to http://www.youtube.com , type in the phrase "Photography Money" and see for yourself how many results will be returned with people sharing their individual experiences as freelance photographers.
Determine what type of photography you will be taking. If you will be shooting portraits you will need to purchase professional lighting. If you are shooting birds you will need to buy a sack of bird food.
There is no need to spend a lot of money on expensive equipment that you may never use. Making money in photography requires you to sell the photos for more than it cost you to create them so limit yourself to buying only what you will use. A camera that costs twice as much will not take pictures that are twice as good. Customers do not pay more if your equipment cost you more.
Try to be exclusive. As much as is possible try to take photographs that no one else will take. At a wedding you will get shots that show the complete story of the day. Portrait photography will use lighting that is impossible for the amateur to duplicate. Real estate photography requires the photographer to be a master of lighting.
Determine who is buying that type of photography. Selling photographs of weddings will require you to contact young women. Photographing real estate will mean you will be contacting real estate agents. Taking pictures of birds will have you contacting bird lovers. Traditionally more people buy pictures of brides and real estate than pictures of birds. Know the market before you choose to start shooting pictures for sale.
Shoot some professional photography for free. You must have samples of your work to show future paying clients. Also, this will generate word of mouth advertising.
Above all there are countless online services looking to buy stock photographs and many people are making a full time income taking photographs and uploading them to websites like http://www.istockphoto.com, earning royalties from every download.
So start blogging your best photographs. Without spending any money you will create a marketing tool. Tell all of your friends about your blog. Use Twitter and Facebook to announce the new photos every time you post them.