landscape photography, making it pay?
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30-04-11, 11:45 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Herts
I think you have to be pretty special to make money from this area of photography. Few people make a living from it and even those who do expand so that landscape photography is a part of their business.
Joe Cornish, has a gallery in Northallerton, he does talks for which he can charge hundreds of pounds for a couple of hours, he runs courses.
One of the tutors he uses, a very good medium format landscape photographer says that he makes far more money teaching other people to take landscape shots than he ever makes actually selling them.
I holiday in the Lake District or Northumberland each year & see folk selling shots at the local market or town hall. I have no idea how many they sell but I've never been tempted to buy anything. I would assume you need to target your audience in an area where you can get trade like this.
It would be interesting to know out of all the people who set up websites selling photos, how many actually sell.
I'm not really a landscape photographer & wouldn't really consider buying any, though I am interested to view galleries & market stalls but purely out of a 'professional' interest & for ideas.
How many photos have people round here bought from someone in the last few years?
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