Best Books on Making Money from Photography

1. 99 Ways To Make Money From Your Photos

by The Editors of Photopreneur

Packed with insider tips, practical strategies, and case studies, the editors of the successful Photopreneur blog ( reveal 99 creative ways to make money from your photography. Each chapter reveals what to shoot, how to break in, and where to go to generate sales. Discover how to sell stock, approach galleries, host your own exhibition, earn with Flickr, shoot for social networking sites, create and market photo products, form joint…»

2. Shooting & Selling Your Photos: The Complete Guide to Making Money with Your Photography

by Jim Zuckerman

Shooting & Selling Your Photos combines beautiful show-and-tell photography, straightforward, authoritative instruction, updated technological information and complete coverage on breaking into today's photography market. The book is divided into three parts: "Shooting," "Building Your Image" and "Selling." By covering all three areas, Jim Zuckerman offers everything readers need to get serious about their photography. Zuckerman shows readers how to: *pick…»

3. The Photographer's Guide to Making Money: 150 Ideas for Cutting Costs and Boosting Profits

by Karen Dorame

With do-it-yourself projects and inspiring and instructional images, this comprehensive resource teaches photographers the tricks of the trade for creating a thriving business without breaking the bank. Drawing on the first-hand experiences of established professionals, this reference discusses opening a photography studio from the ground up, what equipment to purchase, how to make the most of marketing, and how to streamline production efforts. The simple…»

4. Selling Your Photography: How to Make Money in New and Traditional Markets

by Richard Weisgrau

Selling Your Photography is the road map to help photographers find their way through the complexities of the marketplace and get their images published! This insiderâÄôs guide examines magazines, newspapers, books, posters, greeting cards, calendars, brochures, print and Web advertisements, annual reports, and more. Chapters cover how to:· Break into diverse markets · Shoot and sell stock and assignment photography · Find advertising, corporate, editorial,…»

5. How To Make Money with Digital Photography

by Dan Heller

Whether you're toying with selling a few of your favorite digital photos or hoping to go completely professional, you need to read this comprehensive analysis of the business. It's utterly realistic about what to expect and how to gauge your own aptitude for making it in this highly competitive arena. The author, himself the owner of an extremely successful online stock photography company, begins by debunking misconceptions and defining the various…»

6. Big Bucks Selling Your Photography

by Cliff Hollenbeck

This updated guide to financial success for aspiring photographers helps them make the leap to earning a living as freelancers. Explaining how to handle the financial complexities of professional photography, this resource provides expert guidance on attracting clients, staying out of legal trouble, navigating the ins and outs of copyright law, and setting and collecting fair but competitive rates. Important advice is also included on how freelancers can…»

7. Make Money with Your Camera

by David Arndt

With information on selecting the right equipment, pricing, marketing and technology, this book provides readers with everything they need to know to take money in the photography business. It includes practical advice on common business practices and risks as well as detailed discussions of different areas of specialization. Readers will learn to take highly marketable pictures of architecture, landscape, food, children, pets, groups, real estate, fashion…»

8. Make Money with your Digital Photography

by Erin Manning

Learn to find the opportunities and make money with your digital camera Most digital photo buffs have thought about turning their hobby into a side business, but building a successful business takes more than passion and photographic skill. Erin Manning knows how, and she shares her expertise in this nuts-and-bolts guide. Manning, host of the DIY NetworkâÄôs The Whole Picture, shows you how to identify and act on opportunities, make a business plan, and…»

9. Making Money from Photography in Every Conceivable Way

by Steve Bavister

Every Conceivable Way to Make Money from Your Photographs is an indispensable guide to profiting from the photographic industry, whether as a career or lucrative hobby. Covering every aspect of the trade, from equipment and materials to freelance opportunities to setting up your own picture library, this guide provides photographers with the essential information they need to make money with their photographs. The "Business Matters" section of the book…»

11. Taking Pictures for Profit: The Complete Guide to Selling Your Work

by Lee Frost

A successful freelance photographer provides the artistic, marketing, and financial basics one needs to turn their talents into cash and an enjoyable hobby into a profitable business. Frost covers the different markets for photographic services, copyright, money matters, and self-promotion. 170 illustrations, 120 in color.»