This one’s a long one, so bear with me.
There are a few ways to make money from photography (other than literally making a career out of it). This includes charging for photoshoots or selling prints/digital copies. I’m still not 100% comfortable charging for shoots – I don’t think I’m good enough to put a price tag on it.
But if you’re reading this and want to collaborate, I will accept a cup of iced coffee as payment. Prints themselves also cost a lot of time and money and can be done on an individual basis. I don’t believe the demand is high enough to order prints in bulk. I’m still looking into an affordable high quality lab to order from.
And then there’s stock photography. A few months ago, I started a Shutterstock page as a whim and forgot about it. But recently over my summer break, I decided to try again and add my first few photos. A few photos would then snowball into me attempting to upload my entire collection of photos, or at least the one’s I thought worth publishing. The best part of it is that I can just upload, forget about it, and slowly accrue passive income over time. Not really that much extra work on my part.
What else can you do to support me? My Amazon wishlist has a bunch of (prohibitively expensive) items that directly goes toward my photography. And now that I have a subscription to keep this blog up and running, you can also help fund the blog:
Sponsor the blog for one month!
Help sponsor the blog, and your name will be featured on every post for the upcoming month! (This will be on a first come, first serve basis.)
There will be some photos that will be on my Shutterstock account but not my blog, just because I don’t think everyone needs to see food or flowers every other day. In other news, I don’t have any new shoots planned so far, so enjoy this overly salty meat lovers pizza that I got from Blaze a few months ago.