Do you take great pictures of your kids, friends or family? Or maybe you are more interested in taking pictures of other things such as plants, animals, city buildings, landscapes or other interesting things. Either way, if you do you may want to think about ways to start a photography business.
This is another business that you might want to look for a somewhat specific niche. If you like photographing people then you may even want to break it down further. I know someone who focuses primarily on pregnant women and newborns. She also does children and families and does a good job but she does amazing things with the pregnancy/newborn photos. Maybe you are more interested in weddings and have unique ideas for wedding photos. In the recent years, wedding photography has taken a much more creative approach and seems to make the personalities of the wedding parties really shine.
If you are more interested in taking pictures of nature, city buildings or other random things, there is still money to be made. Sometimes just a little but some people make a living submitting their photos to online stock photo companies or selling their images for the use in websites or other media. Of course you can submit pictures of people to these sites as well, but you will need to g
If you are interested in starting a photography business, you will need to start with at least one good camera. Another friend of mine has a camera, photoshop, computer and that's it! She specializes in children and family photos. She has no studio, all pictures are shot at local parks or other interesting places that she finds.
To find customers to start photography business you will need to advertise via word of mouth, hand out business cards, craigslist or other online advertising. You will eventually want to get a website going that will display some of your work. Putting some of your work on Facebook can help you get some customers as well if you have a few friends in the area that you live in. A great idea to get those examples is to ask a few friends if you can do a photo shoot with them for free and then give them a CD with the pictures from the shoot. As far as Photoshop, you can do the cropping and some editing to make the image look just right.