How to start a travel photography career?

5 months 2 weeks ago #669312 by Zach Mosher
My younger brother wants to travel the world, photograph it and earn money some how.   Our family hasn't been very supportive of him doing this.  I know he is going to do what he wants to do, so trying to find some answers for him.

Perhaps I can get some advice from you:

1. If you were to travel the globe with your camera, how would you make money?
2.  Any residual money streams as a traveling photographer?
3.  Any tips you can offer?

Thank you.

Zach


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5 months 2 weeks ago #669314 by effron
Answer to first question, if you need to ask it would be better to stay home and get a real job. There are a few traveling photographers, many more that fail.

Why so serious?
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5 months 2 weeks ago #669318 by Nikon Shooter
In any kind of art, Zach, these are the less relevant
concerns possible. Just do what you like to do and
do it darn well. Who ever comes along will most li-
kely be the one giving your efforts the direction you
seek.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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5 months 2 weeks ago #669329 by CaptNemo
1. Sell stock
2. Local photography jobs at each location
3. Start a YouTube channel on travel photography
4.  Sell prints (if your brother is good enough).  


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5 months 2 weeks ago #669347 by Zach Mosher

effron wrote: Answer to first question, if you need to ask it would be better to stay home and get a real job. There are a few traveling photographers, many more that fail.


Thank you for the answer.  However this wasn't for me, it's my younger brother.  I personally don't know squat about travel photography.  


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5 months 2 weeks ago #669349 by Shadowfixer1
Have him go watch earlier youtube videos of Brendan van Son. He breaks down how he makes money in those. 

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5 months 2 weeks ago #669363 by Zach Mosher

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Have him go watch earlier youtube videos of Brendan van Son. He breaks down how he makes money in those. 


Thank you!

I just forwarded him this!


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5 months 2 weeks ago #669402 by garyrhook
Dear OP:

Suggest to your brother that he research what travel photographers do today. There are plenty out there. They write/blog, they create compelling essays on locations and try to sell them to magazines/websites, they find a spin and exploit it in their work.

N.B. if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.


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5 months 2 weeks ago #669432 by Juan Anthony
I could only last for a few weeks at a time. I suspect you need to live like a gypsy when getting started unless you have a pile of cash in the bank.


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5 months 1 week ago #669550 by Sanford
If your brother hasn't seen this guys videos, these will be a good investment of time



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5 months 1 week ago #669611 by Pat White
Man, I would love to travel around and earn the big bucks while at it!!


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