In a largely populated country like Nigeria, every second a new photographer pops up with a creative power to change an image into a world class work of art. These guys make it look so easy and effortless, it makes you wonder how possible is it to create such an art with limited resources and
In a largely populated country like Nigeria, every second a new photographer pops up with a creative power to change an image into a world class work of art. These guys make it look so easy and effortless, it makes you wonder how possible is it to create such an art with limited resources and equipment. Well, if you are seeking to join or you are one of these great creative guys; these 3 steps will make you money as a photography.
1. Tell A Story: There are so many photographers out there doing about the same thing you are doing, what will stand you out is the way you tell your story through pictures. It is easier to tell a story if it is a wedding you are shooting but how do you tell a story when you are shooting headshots, sporting events, music festivals or runway shows? That’s left for you. The brutal your story, the higher your value and the higher your value, the higher your bank account.
2. Be Different: Right now, almost all photographers in Nigeria wants to be a wedding photographer because that’s where the money is and that makes it a crowded market. To make money, you need to pick a sector and focus on that because when it comes to portrait photography in Nigeria you can only try to be Kelechi Amadi Obi, he is the best! Pick your own niche, take pictures of pets, food, architecture, products or real estate; explore areas other photographers never bother to go to. Bayo Omoboriowo is a personal photographer to the President today because he chose to do documentary photography when it was less lucrative and now dines with the President.
3. Social Media Photography: This happens to be a fresh perspective to look at, owing to the fact that we now have so many social media celebrities than real life celebrities. So you look out for all those instagram celebrities that have 200k followers for no reason, offer to take pictures of them, which in return they will post it on their pages and give you your due credit. In no time, you will be known in their circles and you will definitely get recommended for other paid jobs. That could be your niche, be a king in the jungle than a dog in the city.
Photography has grown to be what it is today and that’s why you can’t choose to be a creative person and not know how to generate income from your creativity. These steps will at least set the pace for you to understand how to make money from photography.
If there’s anything you think we missed, feel free to drop by in the comments section and share your valuable knowledge.