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What are good ways to make money with your DSLR?

 
billmob
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well tonight i was in a bar and taking a few photos while we were there, got some good results with my 30d, well the manager saw some of the photos and told me that he would consider using some for some purposes, i said i would like to make a tiny sum of money if they used the cool photos for anything, my question is this, if you are a semidecent photographer, are there any ways to make a lil money fromyour photos, if anyone has any advice, please share, thank you, cheers:):):)

Aug 11, 2006 05:06

equipment so far, 30d, EFS 17-85, EF80-200, 75-300, cheap tripod.

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Basically, there are a few options:

1) sell photos, printed and in a frame. Did not try that yet.

2) sell services as a photographer, for events and weddings and the like. Been doing that, good results.

3) join a stock program. You have the choice between the big guys like Alamy (trustworthy members of this forum say it is a good company that pays decent money) and the microstock companies. Been doing that, and good results too. Helps pay my gear, perhaps even more in the future. See my footer for more info.

Hope this helps!

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Aug 11, 2006 05:14

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Make cards, use your camera a lot. Generally people will offer you chances to do work.

Aug 11, 2006 05:26

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100-400 2x TC and a trip to Hollywood. Fight of the masses :D

Aug 11, 2006 08:17 as a reply to grego's post 2 hours earlier.

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Aug 11, 2006 08:57

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I started selling photos by going to a local RC Plane field and shooting the planes and their handlers. I would return the next week with the photos. People have done the same thing at local football and baseball games.

Aug 11, 2006 08:59 as a reply to carpenter's post 41 minutes earlier.

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scottbergerphoto wrote:
I started selling photos by going to a local RC Plane field and shooting the planes and their handlers. I would return the next week with the photos. People have done the same thing at local football and baseball games.

Do you bring back the printed ones in a certain size and just eat the cost if noone buys them or is it cheap anough to print 4x6's and people offer to pay for bigger ones?

Aug 11, 2006 09:23 as a reply to scottbergerphoto's post 24 minutes earlier.



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bc4393 wrote:
Do you bring back the printed ones in a certain size and just eat the cost if noone buys them or is it cheap anough to print 4x6's and people offer to pay for bigger ones?

It's a few cents compared to say a few dollars, and even higher $$$ for 8x10s.

If people ask you what you do with unsold photos of their kids playing football, tell them with a straight face "I tear them up and burn them."

Aug 11, 2006 10:40 as a reply to bc4393's post 1 hour earlier.

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fivefish wrote:
If people ask you what you do with unsold photos of their kids playing football, tell them with a straight face "I tear them up and burn them."

LOL!!:lol:

Aug 11, 2006 22:15 as a reply to fivefish's post 11 hours earlier.



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