8 ways on how you can sell your photographs and make your works profitable
Living from photography is something we all wish for, but unfortunately it is not easy to achieve. And it is not enough that we invest enough time, but there is a tough competition in these times of the mass of the picture. However, there are many ways to earn money with our photos, even if they are just additional revenue. We explain different ways to achieve profitability for your photos.
Whether you want to top up the salary, save on a whim or renew your photographic equipment, it is always good to know that photography can give us money. Money that could become our staple food if we decided to make the leap to professional photography, something that we can also do in the way we amortize your passion for photography.
Diversify your sources
Specialization is one of the most repeated words in business schools and certainly in photography. Since there are many different types of disciplines in this sector, it is quite common for professional photographers to focus only on a particular area (or a few), such as social photography, portrait photography or nature photography. or photojournalism.
However, it must be acknowledged that competition is tough, so it is important to stand out from the crowd. In that sense, you need to be able to find your own style that makes you recognizable, differentiates you from the rest, and helps you find customers in a specific market niche.
Try the stock photo
We talked extensively on this topic in HaticiTECHS, including a guide to getting started in Microstock and another how to sell more. Certainly, this is an excellent way to earn a “light” income that can last for years to come.
In any case, you must know that there are two types of archive agencies: the Macrostock and the Microstock. The former sell images with copyright licenses at a much higher price. In return, the buyer gets high-quality photos for a specific purpose and for a specific time, making the pictures unique.
The microstock, in turn, is a further development of the previous thing, which consists of selling images at low prices, but in large quantities, with a license without licenses and, therefore, permission to use the photos almost indefinitely (without return) to pay royalties. if you want to use more than one occasion), even though they still belong to their author.
In principle, the most profitable ones are of course the first, although it is usually much more difficult to be accepted by us, and we have to offer extraordinary and unique photographs.
On the other hand, those of Microstock are much more accessible to any photographer “on foot”, but the return we achieve with a single photo is very low, which will be necessary to sell a large number of them, so the profits are considerable. In both cases, of course, the agency retains a large portion of the amount customers pay for the pictures.
As a first example we have Getty Images or Stocksy and between the second Shutterstock, Dreamstime or Fotolia. However, if you are interested in the topic, we recommend this article, where we read the best recommendations, recommendations, and recommendations to get started in this business.
It combines photography and trips
While not free of the crisis (and of course not a major competition), we all know that social reporting, especially wedding photography, is one of the areas where photographers can achieve greater profitability.
However, it is a complicated field that requires certain skills and commitments that not everyone can achieve. If you were interested a few months ago, we have provided a complete guide to getting you started in this area, so let us know.
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