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Turn Your Photography Hobby Into Income
Do you enjoy taking photographs? Are you the kind of person who brings the camera everywhere you go? Do you never miss an opportunity to take a picture? How good are your photographs? If you possess some skill at camera work and love doing it, then you have a marvelous opportunity in front of you if you wish to take it.
Though it is important to reserve time to devote to your photography assignments, try to keep them in mind at other times as well. When you're out walking, shopping in town, travelling anytime you're doing anything keep your eyes open for photographic possibilities. Even if you don't have a camera with you, or never go back to make use of those possibilities, it's good practice to look for them. Photography is essentially a way of seeing, a way of sorting through all the images that rush past you every day and noticing the special ones. The more you train yourself to see in this way, the better you'll do when you set out to capture some of those special images on film.
Judy Dater is one of the best known fine-arts photographers in the world. Her work has appeared in major museum exhibitions and photography publications, and she has been awarded the Dorothea Lange Award of the Oakland Museum and the Guggenheim Award for her outstanding contributions to photography. She is the author of Women and Other Visions with Jack Welpott, and Imogen Cunningham A Portrait and Cycles published in 1994.
Even many of the best-known art photographers pay their bills by doing commercial photography or other work on the side. Fortunately, however, commercial photography can be a very rewarding career or sideline. Everything from weddings to wars seems to require a photographic record. Most commercial products rely on photography for packaging and advertising. And there is even a steadily growing market for photographs as pure art though it's not likely to make you rich. In each of these categories, there are two ways of working staff and freelance. A staff photographer is just like any employee, receiving a salary and clocking regular hours. A freelance photographer is hired for specific jobs and is generally paid by