One thing I hate about myself is my photography skills. I am a terrible photographer who never got a chance to learn skills involved in the field of photography.
What I know about photography is that it is not just about holding a camera in a particular way and snapping a picture. It is an art, the passion and the way you see life and things around you.
From where I see photographers get a similar feeling when they carry their tripod and camera as we bloggers get by carrying our laptops to a far-off place so as to create masterpieces.
Lucky are the ones who have got hold on their camera lens. If you’re one of them, you must not let go off your talent waste.
Did you know that by simply using your collection of photographs, you can generate additional income working on your laptop from any possible location in the world?
It is because the photographers are our eyes to the world. Like writers and artists, they inform us, they amaze us, they inspire us and they make us dream.
If the words written above don’t inspire you, the story of a kid CEO Madison Harrison will certainly do so. A 10-year-old photographer and entrepreneur, through her passion for photography, has managed to bring some of her biggest dreams to life which includes photographing President Barack Obama.
I have occasionally stumbled upon the works of acquaintances that happen to be passionate about photography. Every time I think about those pictures, I want to get a bit closer to nature, feel things around me, live my dreams and travel the world. Those pictures had the power to move me. In fact seeing their work, I secretly desired to be captured with those lenses.
If this makes you believe that there is a lot of demand for your work out there, you might just want to scroll the page down.
How to Turn Your Passion for Photography into Money Generating Business?
If you’ve got a collection of your pictures, you can start an online platform of yours to showcase your work. Using this platform, you can provide options for your fans to buy your work/ order prints.
In case you don’t want to get into the technical aspect of building a portal or outsourcing it to someone, you can use the services of portals like ShootProof. They offer professional sales tools and amazing galleries for photography enthusiasts.
If you plan on selling prints, you might have to get associated with some color lab.
To take your hobby to next level, you can even start taking bookings for events and special occasions. Obviously, this would mean greater time commitment. It can, however, be easily taken care of on the weekends.
Tricks of the Trade
With booming digital economy, even an amateur photographer is looking at building his/ her own display. In order to thrive amid competition, you need to be smart and creative. The optimal use of social media is going to help you carve out a niche as a pro photographer.
Madison Harrison talks in one of her interviews how the proper and thoughtful use of hashtag #HELPMADISONMEETPOTUS helped her realize her dream of photographing President Obama.
Your passion for photography is not only going to help you follow your dreams but also make handsome money.
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