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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 love photography, right? You have seen some photographers who do this as a profession, but, you don’t want to do what he is doing. So, is there any other way to make money with photography?
I recently have been studying about all the different ways to make money with your camera, and I am finally ready to share that with you. It is a long course, so this may take several sessions to get it all to you. So, here we go:
1- Sell your images via a stock agency:
There are thousands of people who buy photos to use in their advertising, in their product brochures, in their Company image, etc. and there is one place a lot of corporations and businesses go to get their photos, and that is a STOCK AGENCY.
Now, to do this, they usually expect that you will produce for the stock agency a lot of photos. I don’t know how much will happen if you don’t submit a lot of photos, but, from what I know, if you want to sell a lot of photos, you have to submit a lot of photos.
Some Genres of photos sell better than others, photos with people in them, their activities and seasons tend to be a big moving item. Check with all the people you submit to a stock agency. Can you imagine what would happen if you submitted a photo of your friend, and then they find their picture in some advertisement somewhere. A “MODEL RELEASE” is a good thing to have with every recognizable face. And if you have children’s photos, get a “MODEL RELEASE” from their parents.
Another genre that seems popular to pick through stock agencies, is “SEASONS”. How do you depict seasons? Here is a couple of ideas:
I think a person doing something with winter, is a great idea.
2- ENTER PHOTO COMPETITIONS:
I don’t think photographers, who are good, do this enough. But, there is big money in some of the competitions.
I remember I wanted to try my skills at the local county fair a few years ago. I thought I was a pretty good photographer. I made sure my photos were mounted, with a border, and presented very well. Fair’s don’t pay really big, but, it was worth finding out if my photos were any good.
I ended up taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the County Fair. I was surprised, but, with the local fairs, the amateurs who submit photos, really aren’t that good.
There are plenty of photography competitions to choose from, with prizes running into thousands of dollars.
Go to Google, and type in: Current Photo contests, and see what pulls up. I was also shocked to find a lot of contests.
You’ll have to pay to enter some, but there are also plenty of free contests. As well as cash prizes, it will give you the opportunity to have your work seen by many: which could lead to further selling opportunities.
Take a look at past winners and see what the judges are looking for. You may have a photo already that is a winning photo.
Here are just a few big ones. You can also go online and see past winners:
This one is interesting, because you would do this only if you were real knowledgeable about photography, and you could share that with people who are dying to learn. And, do you have the personality to be a “TEACHER”.
There are different ways to do this. You do not have to get up in front of a class, but, you could do this:
Run your course direct via your own photography website or blog, or use a dedicated course platform. A course platform will give you the tools to enable you to share your skills. They’ll also help you reach your customers.
Then, you have to compete with people like me who do FREE training on photography through blogs like this. But, you may have a certain skill in Photoshop, or Portrait Photography, that you could do more of a “hands on” approach.
A course platform will give you the tools to enable you to share your skills. They’ll also help you reach your customers.
Check out the following platforms:
Skillshare: try for free before signing up to the premium plan to run paid courses;
Udemy: become an approved instructor to run paid courses;
Thinkific: great for building a course from scratch; and
I hope this gets you thinking about some different ideas in how to make money with your photography. I will be going over some more ideas in just the next few days that may also help you with certain ideas. Please come back, and follow along. That was only 3 ideas today. I have about 17 ideas to show you.
Subject: Restaurant chains want to kill this guy
Sales have been slowing at national restaurant chains like Red Lobster, TGI Fridays, and the Cheesecake Factory recently due to the increase in gas prices.
To make matters worse, more and more people are discovering that they can save money by making their favorite restaurant dishes at home following the step by step instructions of Master Chef Ron Douglas.
The so called “secret recipes” of these billion dollar restaurants have now been exposed and shared with the world in the cooking instructional guide “America’s Restaurant Recipes.”
Douglas is facing major pressure to take down his site and discontinue all sales of his secret recipe cookbooks. But he continues to thumb his nose at the greedy restaurant executives in support of the budget constrained home cook.
Anyone looking to duplicate their favorite restaurant recipes should pick up “America’s Restaurant Recipes” now before it’s forced off the market. Go to: