With the introduction of the internet, artists are being recognised for their talent in a far more widespread way than ever before; namely, the world. It has never been easier to share your work with the huge photography community and so, it follows that it has never been so easy to sell your work too.
With clients ranging from writers to publishers, news journalists to designers, the need for great images is growing by the second. The type of image required is also constantly developing too.
Using an online selling site, you can generate an income and what’s more, if you think about what sort of topics are covered regularly, it could be a regular income!
News stories, for example, often need an illustration to bring alive the words. Thinking carefully about the daily news; good, solid topics for you to provide illustrations for would be finance, politics, healthcare, food, education, children and the weather.
Also think about the old adage ‘’Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’’. What you may consider to be bland and unappealing may be exactly what the client is looking for.
Just be sure to be respectful of the people and properties that you photograph. To sell images of people, you require written consent from them (or their parents); the same goes for property too. You can find a wealth of free waiver template forms on the internet now so make sure you print a few off and take them with you when you go out and about with your camera.
Most importantly of all though; don’t take it too seriously! Photography is a great outlet for creativity but if you start concentrating too hard on capturing specific images, you’ll miss some super shots that could also have brought some great rewards!