Looking at the path I have chosen for myself I realise it isn’t an easy one. Most people who pursue a photography career do so by doing portraits and weddings. It seems easy, but what do you do if you don’t want to go that way?
There are photographers out there doing it other ways, and you see them. There are landscape photographers, architectural photographers, etc. I suspect they might have got their starts a lot earlier than I did, however it does give me hope. So what are my options?
This is a popular way to earn a living with your photography. I am doing this as well. I teach a variety of things, One on One photography sessions, Long Exposure workshops, Photo Editing and Mentoring. I do okay with them, but I definitely don’t seem to have the same success as other photographers. I’m working on that, and I think my new Facebook page, The Photographer’s Mentor, is helping a lot. Here is the link if you haven’t seen it yet. If you click on it, it should take you to the Facebook page.
It is changing and growing all the time. I’m trying to make a place for information, for sharing videos and for those that want to learn photography.
This is another way to try and earn money. In the past I have been offered them, but I always turned them down and couldn’t be bothered. However, I think it is time to stop that and start doing them. I am going to start seeking out products and companies that I think will be good for you and might be of interest. That way, you can benefit, and so can I.
If you don’t know what an affiliation is, then let me explain. Basically, I work with a company and every time someone buys the product I get a commission. It is a great way for me to earn something, when you purchase things. Sometimes I can get you a code so that you can get a discount, other times not. I do want to reassure you that I will never recommend something that I don’t think is good. They will always be products that I use, or want to use.
I have been an affiliate for Formatt Hitech for some time now. If you buy their filters on their website, you will get a 10% discount. The discount code is LCOLE10, if you click on the image below it will take you to their website.
I have just begun a new affiliation with ON1 software and ON 1 Photo RAW 2018, the beta version. You can now download this version and take a look. Though it is important to know that it is a beta version, and there could be problems with it. ON 1 will want to know about them.
It is software that I have always been impressed with. If you click on the image below it will take you to where you can download and try the software for free for 30 days.
While I don’t expect you all to go out and buy what I suggest, I do hope that if you do want one of these products you will use the links I give you or the codes.
I only have the two at this stage, but I am hoping that there will be more in the near future.
Images for Sale
I want to start pushing my images that are for sale more. If you look at the menu on the left you will see that I have removed the Galleries and now have a single, Images for Sale, page. Everything you need to know is on that page. There is a selection of images, and a link to Flickr for the images that aren’t on that page.
I’m still writing, but it isn’t as profitable as I had hoped, so I need to look around for other things. I still enjoy it, and I love getting gear to review, one of the best parts. I am just not looking for more places right now.
I think that is about it for now. I am working it out as I go along and I’m feeling a lot more positive about everything now. It is good. I am going to leave you today with a video from ON 1, it is a preview of the the beta Photo RAW 2018.