Profiting from Photography?

6 years 10 months ago #534799 by Future_Photographer
Hey Everyone it is me Kevin!

So I have a quick question for everyone and I really appreciate all help I get.

Anyway, I just got a new camera called the Nikon Coolpix L340 and I am pretty good at editing (On my stream I used the web version Lightroom and I got a pretty good understanding of it as resulted in those pictures of me I took myself). I really want to learn more about photography and I would honestly love to take the classes but unfortunately I don't have the money and my parents do not want to pay for it. I know that a young age you should just get a job to make money but I am 14 so jobs are much more limited and photography doesn't seem to need an age requirement as it does not violate any potential safety hazard laws and stuff among those lines so it seems like it would work for me.  I really appreciate any help in advance and thanks everyone.

The question is: How can I make money as a photographer, considering my age and experience? Is it even possible?

~Kevin


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6 years 10 months ago #534883 by Ira Weber
Age has nothing to do with it.  If people are willing to pay for your services, game on.  It's that simple really.  How often are you getting out and practicing? 


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6 years 10 months ago #534929 by Future_Photographer
Hey Ira!

I know age doesn't matter which is why it seemed like this could work for me right now as a freelance photographer. 

I get out pretty frequently and consistently (At least twice a day bare minimum but I also use lightroom to edit which makes pictures of mine look better)

The problem is like I don't have much experience and I don't know how to promote myself cause I do not use social media frequently nor do I know many people who are relatively popular among a community relevant to getting me to take photos of people.  I appreciate all the help and thanks in advance still!

~Kevin


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6 years 10 months ago #534941 by Alex
Hi Kevin,

You might enjoy this book:   www.amazon.com/Photography-Business-Secr...photography+business  


:) 

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