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10. Sell Images Through Galleries:
How many times have you gone to a “photo art gallery”? Unfortunately, most people don’t even know they exist. A larger town that has an Art Gallery, will probably have one that you could see. We have a large building that someone put together a place where artists can rent 10 X 12 space and they can display their own art work, or for the artists who draw, you could watch them draw while seeing their displays as well.
Check out galleries in your local area and talk to the owners. Find out what they are looking for and be prepared with examples of your work to show them.
You may be asked to pay for wall space, a monthly fee, or a percentage of profits. Some galleries will print your photos for you, but if you prefer to control the quality of your work, it’s best to organize printing yourself with a quality photo printer.
11. Become a Photography Assistant:
Becoming a photographer’s assistant is one of the quickest ways to earn extra income, learn about the industry, and improve as a photographer.
Research and find photographers you admire, then make contact with them. Enthusiasm is great but you need hard evidence of your skills: a portfolio or a link to your website is essential.
You need to be willing to take on a variety of tasks: from ensuring gear is ready to organizing & editing images.
12. Publish in The Press
Have you taken photos of something that is newsworthy, like a local event? Selling your photos to the press can generate extra income and is a great example of how to make money with photography.
It’s important to take plenty of photos. Likewise, try to get as much detail as possible and from different angles. In news photography, the information conveyed in a photo is as important as composition. You can select the best for submission later.
Here are the best websites that connect photographers with journalists and press that may be interested in purchasing photos:
You could also try calling local newspapers: this is a great way to develop personal contacts to sell future newsworthy photos.