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April 19, 2011 @ 03:22 AM
Too Trill

Post: 604

Join Date: Nov 2010

I see a lot of you guys posting your pics and what not, some of you guys have talent and some are still learning.

Besides taking photo's for sport, are any of you guys making money with your talents?

If so, what kind of gigs are you guys doing?
April 19, 2011 @ 03:36 AM
365Hustle

Post: 229

Join Date: Mar 2010

I'm trying to get into it.
April 19, 2011 @ 11:51 AM
quietstorm

Post: 114

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: NC

WIP my brother.

http://sdstyle.tumblr.com/

April 19, 2011 @ 12:33 PM
Kingkoor

Post: 4219

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC

Paper stacks. But to be totally honest, it's not how good you are. It's who you know. It's a fucked up business.
April 19, 2011 @ 12:44 PM
YDNA

Post: 1416

Join Date: Feb 2008

Location: Philly

just getting my business off the ground, we are doing studio style lit car photos. already found a few clients willing to pay which is nice. If you do good quality work that the client loves, word of mouth and a little bit of self promotion pays off. atleast in my case
April 19, 2011 @ 02:31 PM
TTHX

Post: 755

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Ontario, Canada

it's all about networking. i currently do local fashion shoots/shows and family portraits.

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

April 19, 2011 @ 03:20 PM
Shanklin

Post: 9596

Join Date: Nov 2006

Yea it's definitely about networking. Word of mouth is the best promotion ever.

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

April 19, 2011 @ 03:22 PM
Too Trill

Post: 604

Join Date: Nov 2010

To YDNA and TTHX,

What kind of money are you seeing from these clients, now? That's what I'm interested in.


And how much were you charging when you first started?

appreciate the help
April 19, 2011 @ 05:43 PM
YDNA

Post: 1416

Join Date: Feb 2008

Location: Philly

im charging 150-400 for a shoot which takes me roughly an hour and three poses of the car.
April 19, 2011 @ 07:09 PM
Too Trill

Post: 604

Join Date: Nov 2010

See, that's wussup.

All your work is in your signature?
April 19, 2011 @ 07:54 PM
YDNA

Post: 1416

Join Date: Feb 2008

Location: Philly

nah, i dont post my paid for work on my flickr. Im in the process of building a website now, should be done anyday. my flickr has a bulk of my personal work, lemme know what you think
April 19, 2011 @ 09:21 PM
TTHX

Post: 755

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Ontario, Canada

depends on the assignment. if it's just a single person wanting portraits it's 100 for the hour. for fashion shows/shoots going up to 500+ depending amount of shots they want.
make sure to check your local market to compare prices and quality of images. you don't want to undersell yourself, nor do you want to be that expensive guy that only takes okay pics.

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

April 19, 2011 @ 09:33 PM
julian.

Post: 3297

Join Date: Mar 2008

Location: LA.

It's who you know.

julianxberman.tumblr.com /

April 20, 2011 @ 12:40 PM
wu_tun

Post: 716

Join Date: Nov 2007

Location: London/ Beijing

i consume a lot films. im almost broke.

http://wu-tun.tumblr.com

April 26, 2011 @ 01:57 AM
jtangtwenty3

Post: 1082

Join Date: Dec 2010

Location: chicago/cincinnati

if you break into the wedding photo game your set for lifecool
April 26, 2011 @ 03:32 AM
Lloyd

Post: 549

Join Date: Mar 2009

Location: Norway/Nor. Cal

That shit is boring as hell, though (unless you know the bride+groom). I'd rather be shooting cool shows and whatnot for less pay...
April 26, 2011 @ 07:32 AM
Koven

Post: 3593

Join Date: Aug 2009

I get paid in bitches cool

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

April 26, 2011 @ 09:26 PM
KDL323

Post: 102

Join Date: Apr 2010

if you break into the wedding photo game your set for lifecool

Speaks the truth!
April 26, 2011 @ 09:57 PM
BKBROWN

Post: 2495

Join Date: Aug 2010

Location: SD \\ CHI

I get paid in bitches cool


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May 11, 2011 @ 11:59 PM
PrimeCo.

Post: 67

Join Date: May 2011

I want to get into Advertising Photography similar to guys like Jeremy Cowart, Scott Scahefer, Joey Lawrence.
May 13, 2011 @ 12:30 AM
╒rozzy

Post: 1885

Join Date: May 2011

Location: California

Pretty funny how some people look into photography for the money. Not the best investment but good luck.

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May 13, 2011 @ 01:14 AM
Shanklin

Post: 9596

Join Date: Nov 2006

^Pssh its another type of art. All you need is a market and you're good.

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

July 10, 2011 @ 10:21 PM
PrimeCo.

Post: 67

Join Date: May 2011

I want to be a commercial photographer similar to the works of:

dave hill
tim tadder
chris crisman
matt hoyle
jill greenberg

I could go on but these are a few of my faves.
July 10, 2011 @ 10:25 PM
Dopeski

Post: 362

Join Date: Jul 2007

if you break into the wedding photo game your set for lifecool


This is not true at all. Sorry to burst any bubbles but unless you're some brown noser the wedding business is probably the worst, especially in this current economy. In fact, its getting worse every year.
July 14, 2011 @ 09:09 PM
EYETOGRAPHY

Post: 536

Join Date: Jun 2009

Location: Psycho City

I think in all honesty photography can be lucrative. It all also I think depends on what type of photography you are doing. There are also a lot of naysayers but those are the people who don't try or if they do they give up almost immediately.
July 22, 2011 @ 09:18 PM
VNDTAkast

Post: 303

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: Los Angeles

the wedding game is a serious money maker. Boring. Dull. Many times annoying. Just to start off your looking at $1,000. As you get more experience you're looking at some serious money.

Instagram: VNDTAkast

July 22, 2011 @ 09:56 PM
Too Trill

Post: 604

Join Date: Nov 2010

Pretty funny how some people look into photography for the money. Not the best investment but good luck.


Fuck you stupid bitch... you live in San fuckin Jose...

you ♥♥♥♥♥s still ride horses and shit

aint no money out there so of course it sounds like a poor investment to you
July 22, 2011 @ 10:06 PM
Shanklin

Post: 9596

Join Date: Nov 2006

Shit's not easy. It's all about gaining a reputation. Once you have a solid name, ♥♥♥♥♥s will eat up whatever you shoot. I'm trying to get a name my damn self. It's hard.

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

July 22, 2011 @ 11:14 PM
pfortades

Post: 765

Join Date: Nov 2007

Shit's not easy. It's all about gaining a reputation. Once you have a solid name, ♥♥♥♥♥s will eat up whatever you shoot. I'm trying to get a name my damn self. It's hard.


How are you going about getting a name for yourself besides sticker-bombing and contributing to flickr groups? I need ideas myself haha.

Pretty funny how some people look into photography for the money. Not the best investment but good luck.


Some people look to money in photography because, for a lot of people, it's what their passionate about. It's that simple.

http://www.pfotography.tumblr.com

July 23, 2011 @ 12:05 AM
╒rozzy

Post: 1885

Join Date: May 2011

Location: California

Heres a write up I found on POTN about Photography as a business

If anyone is looking into it, definitely check this out.
laurencekim.com/2011/04/28/the-photography-business-and-the-american-dream/

I just wouldn't see myself likely to be financially stable as a "full time" professional photographer in the future.
Will that stop me from taking pictures? Definitely not.

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