If you are a photographer, you are lucky because there are lots of ways to make money as a photographer. However most photographers don’t know the photography career they can do and make money from. So most photographers ask themselves questions like “what kind of photography career can I start?” and “how profitable is the photography career?”
I will answer your questions in this article, so read on.
There are lots of careers in the field of photography – portrait photography, photojournalism, commercial photography, etc. Each career requires different unique skills. But no matter the kind of photography career you are into, you will be able to make lots of money from it. No career is better than the other.
- Commercial photography. Commercial photography is an area of photography that specializes in helping people to promote their services. As a commercial photographer, your job is to take photos of products, services, building, or even company employees for media such as catalogs, websites, and advertisement. Take this from me, commercial photography is one of the most lucrative and busiest careers in photography.
- Photojournalism is an area of photography that specializes in documenting people, and events for newspapers, magazines and other publications. Photojournalism requires you to be a very skilled story teller. A photojournalist works for magazine or newspapers either as freelancers or staffs to cover events (national, local, or international) such as politics, court proceedings, or sports.
- Scientific photography. Scientific photography is an area of photography that documents varieties of subjects to record experiments, illustrate technical information, and bring to life some photos that are not usually visible to the naked eyes. As a scientific photographer, you need some special techniques and equipments. Techniques such as underwater photography, micrography, and infrared photography. Scientific photographers work for search facilities, universities or government agencies.
- Freelance photography. Freelance photography are for photographers who love been their own boss rather than working for someone. As a freelance photographer, you get lots of opportunities to work in different industries. You can work in the fashion industry, or the new industry. However, it is quite difficult to establish yourself as a freelance photographer.
Portrait photography – I love portrait photography. Portrait photography is a good photography career. As a portrait photographer, you can take school photos and even wedding photos. Your job as a portrait photographer is to capture the moment. As a portrait photographer, you don’t have a fixed place of work, you can