Take it further
Feeling inspired and ready to make the jump so you can make money from your camera?
Here’s some extra advice on how to take your first step and give yourself the best chance of success…
Make a plan
Work up a business plan of how you launch your photography business. Decide which genre (or genres) best fits your skill set and how you are going to attract customers to use your skills or buy your work. Set monthly targets to stay motivated, and share your plan with trusted friends to see if they can offer any constructive feedback.
Make it work
Crunch some numbers and work out if you can afford to upgrade equipment (and still pay the bills). One way to mitigate kit costs is to use the secondhand market but, just like buying a used car, you should always do your homework first to make sure you’re getting a good deal.
It may be the case that you have to start as a part-time professional while building up your business – but if photography is truly your passion, this shouldn’t put off those looking to make money from their cameras.