Welcome to the August 2017 issue of Digital Camera
IT’s a dream of many enthusiast photographers to ditch the day job and make a living out of their
camera. It’s not easy. I know this first-hand: I was a pro for many years before working on magazines. At times it was utterly rewarding; at others it was pretty humdrum. So it’s important to think carefully about what you really want before taking the leap and making a complete career change.
There are plenty of ways to get started without diving in at the deep end – or maybe you just want make a bit of cash on the side to fuel your expensive hobby. Either way, our cover story will get you started, as we take you on a whistle-stop tour of some great ways to make a bit of cash with your camera – from events and weddings to shooting for stock and selling fine-art prints.
With the generous help of Phottix (and its team of pros), this month’s Shootout in an abandoned mansion in Liverpool saw me joining readers Simon and Liriya. The results are awesome! See page 68.
Ben Brain Editor, Digital Camera