The best hobbies allow for opportunities. Photography is one of these hobbies. Maybe you are bored and tired of the 9-5 and want a fresh, new, and exciting lifestyle. A life which allows you to develop your skills as a travel photographer and make money at the same time.
In the age of digital media there are so many more opportunities for photographers to share, learn and teach their skill. Online photo sharing sites are just one of many ways the internet has been able to provide this lifestyle for photographers. Why not take your camera, book a flight, capture some amazing shots, and make money all at the same time? Here, are just a few ways travel photography can earn you money from anywhere in the world.
Sell Your Photography Online
Online stock libraries allow you buy and sell images online. Although it may take a few uploads to be accepted as a contributor, once you have gained this you can begin selling your images online. The importance of this is that you can access these sites from anywhere in the world, allowing you to travel, continue shooting famous landscapes, wildlife, and your adventures all whilst making money.
The best way to make a sufficient amount of money on these sites to help fund your travels is to ensure your images are stand out. Invest in some top-quality camera equipment and practice your photography skills to become a pro.
If you feel you have the expertise and knowledge to teach others how to produce photos like yours – why not teach? Online teaching could be done in a number of different ways, from blogging to YouTube. Set yourself up on a platform you feel most confident and comfortable using and share your knowledge with others.
Over time this could start earning you money as you gain a following. In the past other travel photographers have gone on to host virtual and in-person workshops, teaching budding photographers everything they know, helping them to get started.
Start a Photography/Travel Blog
A blog is a great way to take pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) to express an interest and share your thoughts. There are numerous travel and photography blogs out there to read but this doesn’t mean you should shy away from taking part and getting a piece of the pie! Bloggers can earn money in a number of ways through advertisements and sponsors.
If you are passionate enough and dedicated to building a brand for yourself, you could earn money through blogging about your passions from anywhere in the world! Afterall, photography and travel are two very fun and exciting topics, which many people love to read about and see online.