Some Very Useful Tips for Making Money as a Photographer

A lot of photographers are quite talented when it comes to using a camera and Photoshop, but being good at making money as a photographer is an entirely different skill. This helpful video will give you some very good tips for ensuring you're making the money you deserve in photography.

Coming to you from Jessica Kobeissi, this great video will give you some very important tips for making money in photography. I've seen a lot of people who have invested a lot of time and effort into becoming proficient photographers, and while that's of course important for being successful, I also see a lot of them overlook or undervalue the importance of developing a strong business strategy, and a lot of talented photographers end up unsuccessful because of that. As Kobeissi talks about, everything from contracts and deposits to whether or not you require clients to tag you in photos they post on their social media set the tone and can easily make or break your professional relationships. Check out the video above for all her tips. 

And to really make sure you're doing everything you can to maximize your profits, check out "Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography."

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1. Have clients.
2. Make sure they have wallets.

Somebody on F-Stoppers PLEASE stop with the endless Alex Cooke reposts of somebody else's crummy video!!

I never thought I'd say this ... but I get more, and better information far more often on PetaPixel than I do here ... which is a 180 degree reversal from how it was when Lee and Patrick actually used to run this website, and actually used to post here more than once every couple of months.

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According to his profile, Alex is the Editor-In-Chief, so...

Elan Govan's picture

I lost count the number of times I sat down patiently just to watch another episode of Walt Disney animation over and over and over again when my daughter was just 2. Lucky for me, my daughter is the only child so......there is life after Disney animation.

It is good that there are female photographers out there putting out these type of video for others seeking information. We should welcome their contribution even when it is surplus to our own requirement.

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Then stay on PetaPixel ...

You need to do some serious work on your replies if you're trying to be edgy or assertive ... until then - bye Felicia.

Jon Dize's picture

Impor~ent. That's all it takes to lose me.

Put money in the bank first, then pay off debt. Take a second job, have a garage sale, sell things you do not need check out or get one of his books to form the library.