Earning money in photography???

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  1. Peter "RamMan"

    Peter "RamMan" TPF Noob!

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    Hello!
    My name is Peter.I am a photographer with some certain amount of experience.
    I'd like to find some way how to earn money with the help of my photos.
    Of course i am not a professional but i am still trying to find some sources of income.
    I tried to write an e-mail to newspapers,magazines etc.Then i registrated myself in a few photostocks but
    then i understood that it will last to long to sale a photo and even for a small prize.
    There was also a situation with auctions but all of them were saying to me something like "F*ck off!".
    Now my story continues here,on this forum too.
    What do you think?


    Some of my photos: DSC02206.JPG DSC01266.JPG DSC04022.JPG DSC01570.JPG DSC03703.JPG DSC02206.JPG DSC01266.JPG DSC04022.JPG DSC02206.JPG =


     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think I really can't see past all the white rectangles on your images! That said, photography is a tough way to make money these days. Stock is so saturated as to be pointless unless you're exceptionally good, and landscape/nature/fine-art is the same. You can make some money in retail (family, headshots, etc), but most of the big earning avenues are dead.
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't get why you put rectangles on your photos.

    In short; selling a photograph is producing a photograph that someone would be willing to pay money for.

    It really is just that simple, but it's not an easy thing to do.

    You can either find that one person who simply loves your stuff, all of it, and is willing to pay you handsomely for any and all of it.

    Or you can produce photographs for which LOTS of people would be willing to pay a small amount.
     
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    The two best ways to make money as a photographer (as a business) are:
    --sell to other photographers (studio space, equipment, workshops, etc.)
    --weddings (which needs to be done as a full-time gig and devoting your art/craft to this if you're going to make consistent money off of it).
     
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    Are the rectangles watermarks?

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    AceCo55 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    IMHO, I'm treating this as a troll until the OP at least responds.
    Too many one post wonders lately
     
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    I think the rectangles are an anti-theft measure, put on those images to keep people from stealing them and using them for monetary gain.
     
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    Dave442 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like the white rectangles. If each one was was something like a canvas wrap print and then one stacked above the other then the final work might be something I would buy.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I'm either way about the rectangles .. mostly "no" though.
    But I've seen them used in more creative ways.

    Such as the cherry photo. A rectangle around the 2 front cherries, then non-symmetrical boxes expanding from there. So the main item in the photo - the 2 cherries are not cut in pieces by the boxes. Then it may interfere with the bowl, which may need to be placed differently.

    I think more thought has to be put into it rather than putting symmetrical, mostly even spaced boxes on a photo. And then, the photo still has to be interesting.
     
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    Makes sense, that's always a concern.
     
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    You can make money off of weddings without doing it full time. Of course, it probably won't be your full time job either, but making $20,000 a year off of 10 weddings would be a nice little chunk of change. It would sure by a lot of booze.
     
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    Photos of the type and quality posted are not very marketable, because there are millions and millions just like them all over the Internet.

    Of the photos posted the mountain valley photo is the best but could benefit from some judicious post process.
    Even with that I would suggest that photo still would not be very marketable.

    To make significant money from photography done on speculation requires investing a lot of time and effort marketing and promoting the photographer.
    Those few that do make decent money doing photography on speculation do invest the time and effort marketing and promoting themselves.
    Those few that do make decent money doing photography on speculation also produce stunning images the average photographer can not propduce.

    Photography done on speculation - making a photograph not commissioned in advance by a buyer.
     
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