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What are some ways of making money as a photographer

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M’s Answer

Take pictures of everything. Everywhere you go take your camera with you. Take pictures of everything. Find companies, especially non-profits, where you can offer your time . In these cases, you will find other clients. Do as many birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, weddings, or graduations you can find. Good luck
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Eric’s Answer

Having two of my children get married within the past year, I can definitely say being a wedding photographer is a great way to make money! It is not an easy job, and you can easily get caught up in the stress of the big day. But you do get paid well for your time.

Good luck,

Eric
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Ahsan’s Answer

Loads. I've seen people covering weddines, birthdays, functions, business events. These days, every other person wants to get their family, baby photoshoot done. A lot of rising social media influencers need to look good for which they hire photographers.

A group of your mates can set up studios or register yourselves as companies and present yourselves more professionally in order to sell your services too.
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Mita’s Answer

There are a number of ways to make money as a photographer. You can offer a variety of services especially photography for special events: engagement/proposal photo shoot, engagement party, bridal shower, wedding (which may involved a lot more work), baby shower, newborn portraits, family portraits, and even professional business headshots.

Good luck!
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Eoin’s Answer

Hey Noid, there are a number of different ways and I think both previous answers are great examples of this.

My advise would be to start close to home, find out if any friends or family need photography services and ask them to help promote your business to their friends and family.

Setup a social media page where you share your photos (with the subjects permission of course!). This will be a great way to showcase your talent and get new potential customers.

Most of all have fun with it, best of luck!
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Quianna’s Answer

You can always find someone with an online boutique and take pictures for them and their business
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Biju’s Answer

Start by creating a portfolio
Be very selective of what you publish in your portfolio
Have an annual plan to the number of photographs that you will publish.
As you see it exceeding the plan, be more picky and restrict yourself to the best of the best
Always have your camera with you. Take everything and anything.
Find your genre of interest.
Use resources like gurushots, ESP, pexels etc to test your creativity and skills
Get advice from professionals
Just like any other profession, some foundational qualities remain the same: Best Customer Service, Quality of Service etc..
Narrow your selection to the genre that you are passionate about each of those can lead to different paths of business.
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Miranda N.’s Answer

Make a portfolio website (or at least an Instagram page), and start offering to do free (or discounted) photoshoots with friends and family. Think of moments that folks want photos of, but won't necessarily pay top dollar for--middle school graduations, family birthdays, senior photos. This will fill up your portfolio, which is a requirement before seeking highly-paid work.

From personal experience, I'll add that knowing your limits as a photographer is key. When I was working towards photography as a side business, I was asked to do group events, when solo portraits were my strong suit. Suffice to say, the group photos did not turn out well. That's a customer who wouldn't recommend me in the future. It doesn't hurt to have a few photography contacts on hand that specialize in certain work--e.g. fashion photography, landscape, etc.--so you can reference each other if you're asked to do work in the others' specialty.
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