I am not at the point yet that i can open up as a genuine business, though i ahve decided to give it a run in the near future.
But I am wondering, if your not contracted with a magazine or publisher, is there any $ to be made doing nature/animal/plant type photography. This is by far my more passionate area, I quite dislike weddings/portraits/sports etc. but it seems "human" based subjects are far more in demand.
I like shooting flowers, leaves, bark, bugs, waterfalls etc. IS there a market for this that isnt already bursting at the seems?
I have a basic by many your standards of equipment, but a good deal of decent stuff which far surpasses my obsession. But before i sink in another few grand into a couple more lenses and maybe a new body I want to make sure its the right decision. and if no one is paying, then there is little point sinking huge money into things that can only be appreciated in paied jobs.
I am not so much into studio, or opening one. I am more interested sitting in a puddle of mud for 3 hours photographing ant colonies do their thing, or wading in swamps trying to get good turtle shots...if that makes things more clear. But then, i have this feeling many people do what they need to do to pay the rent. model/wedding type photographers are a dime a dozen where i live (Taiwan) and add the fact i dislike that type of photography, its not a wise career move.
not looking to step on anyone toes, just putting out feelers to see if it may be a viable option for a career choice.