We know there are a lot of you out there in love with landscape photography, and we bet some of you would love to make some money with this thing you love. We have 7 interesting and promising ideas to put you on the right track.
7. Consignment in galleries
One of the best ways to sell your landscapes is to have a gallery do it for you. Find a local art dealer who also works with photography and show him your work. You'd be surprised how many people are interested in buying quality landscape photography. Just make sure you come to a clear agreement regarding profit.
6. Stock photography sites
There are tons of stock sites where you can upload your images and make a profit. The only downside, so to speak, is you have to take amazing photos. The stock market is oversaturated with all kinds of photography, landscapes make no exception. If you want your work to stand out, make sure you upload really cool stuff and as tough as it may sound… unique photos.
5. Market yourself like Peter Lik
Obviously this should be read with a sense of humor, but hey, if you think you can pull it off, why not? Just make sure you take better photos than that guy, and if you're going to introduce yourself to the fine art world with the intention of selling prints, play the part and dress the part. Impressions count in this industry.
4. Teach workshops
Provided you are an experienced and talented landscape photographer, you can start sharing the knowledge with others, for a cost obviously. Teaching workshops is a great way to build a name and also build friendships with other photographers.
3. Get hired
Sadly, this method of making a profit has become less and less available worldwide. Few publications still pay photographers to go and shoot landscapes, but you might still be able to find some. You might not be paid to go shooting in Nepal, but if you get the right people to see your work, you could land a job shooting local landscapes, especially if you live in interesting areas.
2. Find the right clients
Market yourself to hotels and tourist resorts located in beautiful places. Get them to hire you to shoot the surroundings. These are the clients who are looking for the kind of photos that make people want to go there. It might not be 100% what you like, but it could land you some good contracts.
1. Sites like KeepSnap
Landscapes are not always just about the scenery. Sometimes having people in your photos can boost their aesthetic appeal. Why not use that to make a profit as well? Sites like KeenSnap offer you the great opportunity to capture photos of random folks you meet on your journeys, and then upload them to your personal gallery. Matter of fact, get yourfree account here.
You leave your promo card with them and that will give them a direct link to your gallery. They'll see the photos you took of them and have the option of purchasing them. It's simple, effective and not to mention fun.
Learn more about using KeepSnap at www.keepsnap.com.