Your Photo Advisor was built to help photogs at all skill levels quickly learn photography and monetize their craft at lightning speed. 📷
If you have struggled to find joy in your career but love being behind the lens, tapping into your creativity with every photo you take, then a job in photography could be perfect for you. You only need to know what’s possible to get started.
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What to Expect on Your Photo Advisor
On Your Photo Advisor, you can expect the following:
- Hundreds of hours of photography research to the most common questions condensed into some killer articles.
- Learn how to scratch the creative itch that photography naturally offers and get paid. Go beyond the tech and art behind photography and into the business side of things.
- The best resources on how to quickly get work as a photographer.
- Tips from pros who do this work for a living.
Stick around to see everything photography and get some tech and business nuggets of wisdom. Check out our Blog for a selection of great content. If you want to reach out, head over to the Contact Page.
About Your Photo Advisor Contributors
Your Photo Advisor was started in 2017 as an information site on the business side of photography. We grew to include other photography topics and projects beyond client work. One of our main content creators is Roy, who you can read about below.
Contributor – Roy
Hey folks, Roy here. I’m an IT person by day and budding creative by night. I founded Your Photo Advisor to teach myself photography and help creatives monetize their craft. What has interested me more than the tech and art behind photography is the business side of things.
As someone who used to freelance computer builds and repair and offer web design and services, I find it interesting that creatives often have difficulty monetizing their craft.
Even though I have made decent money with my photography skills and services, I still consider myself a hobbyist photographer. It is a priority for me to be transparent and help you as much as possible. This way, you stand to get a fresh take on photography, knowing what is immediately exciting and what works.
If you are not a beginner photographer and wonder what you’re still doing here, I am an expert in IT and the business side of things. Here’s probably the most relevant info I can help you with:
- Knowledge of files and storage.
- Knowledge of operating systems.
- Knowledge of platforms.
- Knowledge of integration and automation.
I have had a pretty extensive IT career, but this is probably the most relevant IT information to photography. This means that I am tech savvy, with over 20 years of professional experience in IT, not including thousands of recreational hours. Not only can I grasp technical concepts quickly, but I can also recommend hardware and speak to IT with the authority that few photographers can.
- MBA with international honors.
- Making money online since 2002 in multiple ways.
- Ran 2 separate, successful freelance operations in my field.
How I can help photographers with business and freelancing is self-explanatory. What makes this interesting, at least to me, is how often photographers and other creatives came up when I was intensely studying personal finance. Stick around to see what I mean!
Therein lies my commitment to you. If I’m going to learn photography, I have to:
- Share what I learn about photography.
- Talk to pros who do this for a living.
- Share gear and tips that work.
- Share what photography courses are worth the time and cost to go through.
- Share what worked for me in making money in other industries.
- Explore the best ways to get work in this field. A little workforce development is always a good thing!
All the best,
FAQs on Your Photo Advisor
Is Your Photo Advisor only for beginners?
This website is for beginner, amateur, or hobbyist photographers or those thinking about switching careers to the beautiful and creative field of photography. This includes established photographers who are struggling to make money using their craft.
Isn’t it hard for creatives to make money?
Any creative service has the potential to make a ton of money. The whole starving artist motif doesn’t help anyone. It will be hard, but try to lose the mindset that you can’t make money as an artist.
OK, mindset talk is great and all, but are there photographers who actually make good money?
Once more articles rank online, there are plans to add tips from pros and not just the big shots you can find online. We’re talking about tips from real, everyday photographers who are doing well. It’s not uncommon for Roy to work with professional photographers at his day job.
Examples of successful photographers and creative business owners will be featured on Your Photo Advisor in the future, but for now, go ahead and look up rates for wedding photographers.
Once you see these rates, let us know if you think photographers actually make good money. Wedding photography is tough to break into, but this is just one of many niches in photography you can go after.
Awesome. Where should I start on this website?
If you are still learning terms, head over to the Glossary Page. More terms will be added as we go along. If you’re curious about getting a photographer job, head over to this guide to get started: Taking Pictures For A Living: How To Find Photography Jobs. If you want to start making money in your own business immediately, check out the related guide.
You can also check out the recommended Photography Resources. More resources will be added as we go along. Once again, we’d like to do interviews with some established pros sometime in the near future. There are quite a few photographers who are killing it right now!