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Selling Digital Photos
Help and Tips

Interested in becoming a professional digital photographer? These tips may get you on the right track.


#1: Create an Attractive Portfolio
Display your photography skills in the best way possible.

#2: Separate Your Portfolio By Theme
Categorize your photos to make it easier for your potential customers to find what they want.

#3: Take Plenty of Photos
Increase your chances of taking great photos by snapping away more often.

#4: Sell Your Expertise, Not Just Your Photos
Set up a workshop or class to showcase your digital photography talents and get paid.

#5: Consider Stock Agencies
You may be able to make a little extra cash by selling digital photos to stock agencies.

#6: Make Sure to Read Your Model Contracts!
Not abiding by photography model contracts can cost you in the long run.

#7: Don't Overwhelm Potential Clients
Only show your best work to potential clients and not hundreds of photos.

#8: Don't Assume a Computer or Media Format!
Always distribute digital photos in media formats others can use.

#9: Consider a Photo Business Card
A photograph on a business card may stand out from others'.

#10: Always Have Your Business Card
Business opportunities can happen almost anywhere - keep your business cards on you at all times.

#11: Include a Contact Sheet
Print a hard copy of your digital photo collection with thumbnail pictures.

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