Selling Photos Online
There are so many ways you can use your digital camera and sell photos online.
All it takes is a little imagination, a flair for showmanship, a bit of salesmanship and the willingness to do some work – and you are set.
Odds are that you already own the equipment needed to begin, if you already enjoy digital photography as a hobby. Things you will need are a digital camera, preferably one with similar features of an SLR film camera, a high-quality printer or printing service, and a good tripod.
An essential tool for digital photographers is a good photo editing program. The best applications that you can use are Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Corel Paint Shop Pro X, and Adobe Photoshop Elemts 5.
If possible, you should invest a couple hundred dollars in marketing materials if you want to sell photos online.
Before we move on, this is a good time to clear up one misconception. Many people think that it is not possible to make money taking pictures this day. Naysayers refer to the fact that pretty much everybody has a digital camera at their disposal, or at least one on their phone. People often wonder why anyone would purchase photos when they could simply take their own photographs.
The answer is simple. Sure, almost everybody has a digital camera or film camera of one kind or another. But most of them are not that good with it.
Take a look at the pictures many people take. Be honest with yourself. They”re horrible. Motion blur from holding the camera incorrectly. Poor color. Awkwardly posed subjects. There are no composition skills. Dark shadows obscuring a subject?s face. Even if these people understood how to use digital photo editing software properly, many of their pictures are beyond help. After all, there is only so much any software can do when working with a bad photo.
And what do you suppose happens when these people try to print their photos? I am sure that you have seen some of these horrible images. The prints have poor resolution. The person taking the photograph had no understanding of the camera settings that ensure pictures suitable for printing.
This is where you come in. With your excellent digital photography skills, you can easily show prospective customers a few samples that will get them signing on the dotted line.
When you sell photos online , your hobby becomes a money making machine.