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If you have a talent for snapping great pictures, why not turn your hobby into a lucrative business? You can take portraits in a studio or on location, submit photos as a freelancer to media companies or businesses, frame and display your favorite shots in a gallery, or record special events like weddings and sweet sixteen parties. No matter where your talents and interests lie, you can make a bundle from your work with this expert advice.
Determine your specialtySet up a home office and/or functional studioChoose the right equipment for all types of photos—and find great deals on the cameras and accessories you needBuild an attractive online or traditional portfolioFind paying jobs and market yourself professionallySetup a fee structure for your serviceGet great exposure for your work at art festivals, contests, galleries, local businesses and moreProtect yourself from legal concerns such as copyright infringement and privacy issues
Whether you want to earn a little extra money or set yourself up as a full-time, professional photographer, all the information you need to succeed is inside.