1. TEACH PHOTOGRAPHY:
Okay, teaching philosophies behind— I am going to continue to use the term “teaching” (you can assume I’m talking about ‘facilitating’).
Anyways, a lot of people are not confident in their skills, and think that they can’t teach.
I think anyone can be a teacher. The secret is finding how to teach according to your own style.
For example, some of us prefer to teach in smaller groups. Other people prefer to teach in larger groups. Some people like to teach by example, and others like to teach with words, or text.
If you have a passion for photography, and you want to share that passion with others— you are a teacher.
2. SELL YOUR PHOTOS ON STOCK WEBSITES:
Selling your images as stock can be a great way of earning a little extra income from images that have been sat on your hard drive forever. If you struggle to sell your images independently, selling them as stock can boost your earnings. If you really hit on what works, you can earn a decent amount. Using stock websites is quick, easy and all the marketing is done for you. Plus, you don’t hand over your copyright.
3. WRITE A PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG:
When people read your blog and begin to get to know you it shows them that you’re just another human with a camera who’s on a journey too. A photo blog makes you more relatable, and people are more likely to be inspired by you if they feel they can relate to you.
If you’re one of the many photographers who has a blog but has let it slip, why don’t you to pick it up again? Maybe you’ve been on the fence about it and this article will give you a push.
4. INVEST IN YOUR ART:
Investing in art is not for everyone. It can be extremely lucrative, but there is no guarantee the artwork you purchase will appreciate in value. Educating yourself is the single best chance you have to achieve any kind of success. That means going to museums, galleries, auctions, and doing a lot of research. It also means you cannot afford the luxury of thinking emotionally, as so many claim the act of collecting art can be. You need to choose with a collector’s eye, but an investor’s mind.
For many folks, the world of art is not just a hobby or investment – it is a passion. It’s a way to open a door and lose yourself in beautiful works from different countries, different disciplines, and different times. Many enthusiasts regard art as a historical record of humankind, so open the door and begin your wonderful journey.
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5. CONDUCT PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS AND WORKSHOP:
Travel with a group of like-minded people – everyone in the group loves photography! You automatically have something in common with everyone regardless of your age, culture or home town.
. We always ensure we have knowledgeable and friendly local guides who know the language, the history and the best spots to visit.
No rushing to take photos. These aren’t normal group tours where you stop to see the sights only for five minutes. These tours give you lots of free time to explore an area, take it all in and enjoy taking pictures without rushing!
. Take advantage of the right times of day for the best light! Many companies offer photo tours, but often they are just taking photographers to see the sights and don’t have the knowledge to organize activities around the best times of day for lighting.
Explore your interests! With the free time during the trips, you can choose to go on local excursions, tour museums, spend extra time at markets, talk with locals or just wander around the city / community and take photos.
. Your free time is your choice. Explore on your own, or pair up with someone else from the group to explore together.
. Take part in photo workshops to learn new skills, look at things from a new perspective and challenge yourself! Workshops cover basic photography knowledge to help you become comfortable with shooting manually, as well as more challenging workshops for practicing skills like night photography.
. Learn from your fellow photographers. Traveling in a group of 8-12 people, there is a wealth of knowledge, experience and different perspectives. Don’t forget to take advantage of this!
6. BECOME A SOCIAL GURU:
An expert in any field is someone who is a specialist in that area, not necessarily an authority but someone who has a thorough knowledge and skills in that particular area. Social Media Expert is someone who is a specialist in social media marketing. Who knows the ins and the outs of it. Who is well aware of the basics of marketing through social media channels, understands different social media tools and analytics. A social media expert is well aware of how to achieve marketing goals through social media channels and how to write a great message which can convince customers on social media.
7. SHOOT PORTRAITS:
- If you can learn portrait lighting it will help you get a handle on better lighting for all your images.
- Understanding light is also the key to correct exposures. Portrait lighting concepts like lighting ratio, high key, and low key apply to other genres as well.
- Also, a good understanding of light will also help with street photography, travel photos, shooting events, candid shots and more.
- You will become a better, more well-rounded photography, better equipped and able to handle any situation.
- It will prepare you for when your friends ask, “You have a nice camera, can you take our family photo?”
8. SHOOT EVENTS AND WEDDINGS:
Wedding photographers use advanced photography techniques to create memorable images of a couple’s special day. Specific tasks include meeting couples to get an idea of the photography style they prefer, composing shots, editing, retouching and curating images, preparing albums and storybooks, providing framing services and maintaining equipment. Most wedding photographers are self-employed. This brings additional responsibilities such as marketing, scheduling appointments, purchasing supplies and handling paperwork.
Anyone can set up a website, take pictures and call themselves a wedding photographer. However, the successful ones typically have some photography schooling. Business, accounting and marketing classes can be beneficial for self-employed photographers. You’ll also need a good eye for romantic shots and a good technical understanding of photographic techniques, which most photographers cultivate over years of practice. Many photographers start with second shooting – where they back up a lead photographer – before stepping out on their own.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. –Thomas Edison”
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