Turn a Hobby into a Great Full or Part-Time Job!
How to Make Money
With Your Camera
Do you enjoy photography both as an art and a potential income? Are you new to money-making photography where you want to turn a hobby into a full-time or part-time income? Are you presently a freelance photographer having a hard time making ends meet?
You don’t have to have a studio to work as a freelance photographer. Whether you like to shoot in the wide open spaces of the great outdoors or prefer to work in the privacy of your own home, you can turn your dream into a money making reality.
Whether you are new or professional in the field of photography you will find this manual interesting and useful. Not only you’ll learn how to take great pictures, you’ll be introduced to many different areas of photography where you can make lots of money. You’ll be taken step-by-step through the same channels that top professional photographers use to make money.
The photographic categories discussed cover the areas where the bulk of professional photographers work. These areas offer lots of opportunities for photographers just turning professional. You don’t have to be proficient at all the techniques outlined here. Pick those that interest you.
There is a huge market for photography of all kinds. Photos are bought for advertisement, editorial, illustrative, public relations, posters, calendars, etc. This manual will help you tap many markets, and there are thousands of them. You will learn how to locate and sell to those markets.
You can choose from hundreds of good-paying markets you never knew existed. If you’re a newcomer to the field of photography, you’ll be surprised to learn you can start at the top.
Photo buyers purchase only pictures they need, not pictures they like. You can make lots of sales when you supply the right pictures to them. You will learn how to differentiate between a good picture and a good marketable picture. You will know what pictures editors need. You will learn how to find buyers, and how to present your work to potential client. This manual will show you how to reach a large market with your photos.
There is a great deal of information to digest. Both the stock photography and freelance photography are covered in details. In stock photography you can work entirely by mail or online from the comfort of your own home. You can work part-time or full-time, live wherever you want to, make your own schedule and enjoy the flexibility of being independent. You can take paid vacation from your trips through assignments you initiate. You’ll learn how to produce marketable pictures and sell the same pictures over and over again.
You may also choose to do freelance photography. Many businesses hire freelance photographers instead of adding people to the payroll. Commercial photography present lots of opportunities to freelancers.
You may decide to do fashion photography. Most successful fashion photographers make over $500,000 a year. If you like to work with models, you’ll find the field of glamour photography exciting and financially rewarding. As a part of this profession, you will meet some of the world’s most beautiful women.
The field of photography is very versatile and is a lot of fun. Even if a career in photography isn’t your ultimate ambition, you can establish a healthy sideline income.
Robert Stevens, the author and professional freelance photographer with over 42 years of experience will reveal everything you need to know to start a successful freelance photography business disregard of your background or experience.
Besides author’s professional advice, this manual is also the result of extensive research conducted among art directors, editors, modeling agencies, and other professional photographers.
This manual is designed to be more than just another photography book or manual. It is also a reference guide to markets, contracts, techniques and prices. This manual will answer many of your practical questions concerning many aspects of freelance and stock photography.
Each one of these sections takes you through a subject completely… in a way no textbook or seminar alone can.
Here’s a short sample of what you’ll learn:
Select and Use Your Camera Properly
Learn how to use your SLR system, photograph people, make better compositions, use color effectively, and improve your photography.
You’ll get valuable tips that will change the way you look at people or objects through your lens.
- Learn how to select and use today’s most popular SLR cameras
- How to correctly set the Aperture and Shutter Speed
- How to get correctly exposed picture every time
- How to control light and exposures
- How to compose more professional photos
- Professional tips and techniques so you can improve every time you use your camera
You’ll learn how to shoot under a variety of lighting conditions; how to create fascinating action and location shots, how to take great flash photos… and lots more.
Taking Better Pictures with Digital Cameras
- How to produce marketable pictures (Photo editors buy pictures because they need them, not because they like them. So there is a difference between a good picture and a good marketable picture)
- Color or black-and-white?
- Discover the Photo Buyers Markets – see chapter 6
- Marketing Resources and Directories – see chapter 7
- Everything you need to know to successfully market to photo buyers – see chapter 8
- How to reach out and market to more new clients
Start Stock Photography Business
Stock photography offers benefits beyond those connected with assignments from agencies. It provides an important source of income for newcomers as well as established photographers. Every year, more corporations, instead of hiring photographers, are turning to stock agencies for images.
Over the years most photographers accumulates pictures on many different subjects that have value as stock photos. There are thousands of photo buyers exist in the market areas ranging from editorial (magazines, newspapers, publishing houses) to commercial, such as advertising agencies and public relations firms. The entire chapter 9 is designed to teach you what it takes to succeed in stock photography.
- Price guidelines
- Contracting with an agency
- Using online networks and CD-ROM
- Starting your own stock photo agency
- List of image rights commonly accepted in the marketplace
- Filing and storing your photos… guidelines to organize all your records
- How to manage your digital photos
You find great tips to start and run your own successful photography business. Everything you need to know to succeed in the profitable stock photography market – from what to shoot for stock to organizing an inventory of photos.
Photographing Sports and Action
Photographing sports is one of the most enjoyable ways to make money with your camera. You can sell the prints to the athletes themselves and to parents if the performers are young enough. Your market also includes stores and stock agencies if you have enough good quality photos.
- How to break into sports photography
- The key to a capturing good sport photos
- How to capture fast-moving action
- How to make money shooting sports
You’ll learn the critical components of prize-winning action shots, special focusing techniques, how to stop fast action for dramatic effects, and… special techniques for photographing events such as football games, basketball games, car races and much more.
Learn Commercial Photography
Commercial photographer shoots a product for an advertisement that can appear in magazines, newspapers, brochures, and anywhere products are advertised. Some of these products require models, while others are shot as still life.
Although most advertising agencies have photographers on staff, they often use freelancers for fashion, glamour, illustration, still life, and architectural photography.
In commercial photography you are hired on a short-term assignment for a particular job. Your assignment may take you to locations where you can take advantage of the opportunity and shoot photos for other photo buyers on your market list. This is also an opportunity to shoot some photos to add to your stock collection. Some commercial markets obtain their pictures from a stock agency.
- How to get assignments
- Commercial portfolio (your portfolio is your best tool to get an assignment, so it must be taken seriously)
- How to negotiate your fee – No matter what rate you decide for a particular job, you’ll usually have to negotiate services and expenses with your client
- Learn how to put a fabulous portfolio together… and how to present your portfolio to get assignments and lots more.
Learn Portrait Photography
Portrait photography is a very rewarding area of photography. As a portrait photographer you should have a good knowledge of equipment and lighting techniques. You should also be able to relax your subject in order to capture the right expression.
- What equipment to choose?
- Posing and expression for a successful portrait photo
- Indoor portrait techniques with or without a studio
- Outdoor portrait techniques
- Pricing, promotion and advertising
As a freelance photographer, you can pick your own hours, your own subjects, and shoot wherever you want. You won’t need an expensive equipment or studio.
Learn Glamour Photography
If you enjoy beauty and the human form, glamour photography can offer lots of opportunities. Whether you are interested in working with top models, part-time models or women who just want glamorous pictures taken, the opportunities to make money are limitless.
Professional glamour photography is a very enjoyable way of earning a living. It can also be extremely lucrative. Glamour and fashion photographers often find themselves surrounded by gorgeous models wearing fabulous wardrobes.
The entire chapter 13 is devoted to glamour photography, and to help you break into successful glamour photography.
- Learn how to plan a successful session… including location, lighting conditions, and more
- Selecting clothes and props… using makeup properly
- Learn how to capture glamour, beauty, character and mood
- Secrets to success in glamour photography
You’ll find all the information you need to improve your skills in this exciting and rewarding area of photography.
Exciting World of Fashion Photography
In fashion photography, the photographer not only promoting a product, but capturing a feeling for that particular moment. In advertising fashion the product takes precedence, and it is the photographer’s responsibility to present that product in a way that will best promote it.
Despite the hard work, fashion photography can be one of the most rewarding professions. Glamour, beauty, models, money, and fame are all part of the world of successful fashion photographer. It provides the opportunity to travel the world free shooting in exotic locations and to meet the top fashion designers.
- The three areas of fashion photography… and how to break into fashion photography
- Booking models and model promotion
- Camera and equipment for fashion photography
- Assembling the Team
- Working with Models
- Starting and managing your business
And so much more…
Secrets of Great Portfolios
Portfolios are necessary tools to land great assignments. Learn what a portfolio is and who needs one. Learn how to organize and develop different kinds of portfolios for best impact. Learn how to present portfolios for maximum impact and success.
A good portfolio can help you get the assignments you most want. It helps build your reputation through published work. Your work begins to be reprinted in national publications read by editors and art directors. It helps increase your income and expand your market.
A good portfolio does most of your selling. Putting together a right portfolio is the key to your success. The entire chapter 15 is dedicated to teach you the most important parts of a great portfolio, including:
- The structure of a powerful portfolio
- How to edit a portfolio
- How to organize a portfolio
- How to present a portfolio
- Guidelines to ensure your portfolio receives the maximum impact when being evaluated
And so much more…
You’ll find a glossary at the end of this manual to help you familiarize yourself with terms and definitions used in photography business.
Summing it all up
In order to be successful, you should select the type of photography that you enjoy the most. There’s always time to switch to another branch of photography once you get established.
There are lots of fun and opportunity in creating photos for stock photography. Glamour photography can also be the most fun and the most profitable type of photography! Top fashion photographers can make well over $100,000 in one year and travel all over the world for free.
Starting a photography business is very simple. If you don’t have any photography experience, start off slowly and build your business gradually while you gain experience.
It is a fact that there is a huge market for photography of all kinds. The market for your photography work is out there.
How to Make Money With Your Camera is a comprehensive career guide that provides you with the information you need to succeed in freelance and stock photography. This unique step-by-step manual is like having a personal freelance photography instructor at your side.
You could pay as much as $500 or more for similar instruction at a seminar or organized class. But with this special offer, you can learn for a fraction of the cost. There’s really no easier, more economical way to learn to succeed in freelance photography.
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