Photography For the Beginning Photographer

If you are a amateur photographer that is wanting to be able to sell your work, selling your photography online just may be the way for you to go. Maybe you have been thinking about it for a while and did not know where to start.

You start with the photo and you need a shot will catch the eye of anyone that may come across it. Your photo is your product and everybody wants a good product. Now you may be thinking that you need a great shot of some glamor place but this is not necessarily true. Not if you are selling your work online as stock photography.

Don’t get me wrong here, stock photography does have certain standards. What ever the subject you need to have a nice clean shot, but the beauty of stock photography is that the subject can be just about anything. A hand placed upon a keyboard is a photo that can sell over and over.

You can get started in stock photography with just a few basic things. The first of which would be your camera. You will want to use a digital camera and you want this digital camera to have at least 5 mega pixels. 5 mega pixels will give you the quality of photo that is acceptable for publication. I’m not going to go into mega pixels right now but the more pixel the better.

Next you will need a computer with internet connection. Most computers come with some type of photography program and have plenty of memory. As far as the internet I strongly suggest that you spend the money on high speed. Images take a lot to download or upload so if you are moving photos around the internet, you don’t wait to drop the connection and lose the image. Plus it feels like you are waiting forever.

Stock photography has a very low overhead compared to other photography business. This is a great way for the amateur photographer to break into the business and make some money. Yes, this can become a full time business for you. A key factor to being successful with your stock photography business is knowing what photography niche people are buying.

There is more than one method to find out what people are buying and it is well worth your effort to find out as much as you can about the subject. Digital photography is a big niche with a lot of micro niches. Don’t worry yourself, because right now there are some great books on this subject and you even have online photography courses that are available to you.