There are many different ways to make money from photography. However, in order to get a good income, it is not enough to purchase good equipment, you also need to learn how to set it up, as well as delve into the intricacies of photography. Only by becoming a real professional can you get really big money for your work.
Try yourself as a wedding photographer. Until you have neither experience, nor a good portfolio, nor special skills and abilities, photograph the weddings of your friends and acquaintances for free and learn from the professionals. Remember, bad wedding photos sold at a high price can ruin your reputation forever, because upset newlyweds will not miss the opportunity to leave negative reviews about your work. But after gaining experience, you can earn tens of thousands for each shoot.
Hire a photographer for a magazine, or try offering editorial staff your photos. If you can interest representatives of several publications, then a stable income will be provided to you. An additional plus of such work is that you can replenish your portfolio with photographs in a variety of genres, and in the future the circle of your potential customers will expand.
Learn to photograph children. Now many parents are happy to order a professional photo session for their kids. You will be able to take not only one-time orders, but also shoot children's parties, cooperate on an ongoing basis with kindergartens and schools. Keep in mind that you will not only have to learn how to properly photograph babies, but also find a common language with them. If you do not like children, this option is not for you.
Take pictures of animals. This service is especially appropriate at exhibitions, as well as in clubs and kennels, when breeders want to take the highest quality photos of their pets for the album and their cubs - to attract buyers. A good animal photographer can provide himself with a good income, especially if he advertises his services on the Internet and concludes agreements with exhibition organizing clubs.
Sell your photos on photo banks and photo stocks. So you can make money in those moments when you will not have orders, as well as find potential customers and, possibly, get an objective assessment of your work. There are many different sites on the Internet where you can post pictures for sale. Post your photos in multiple places at once, and your chances of getting paid for them will increase.