Balancing your day job with a photography side hustle is a great way to earn some pocket money

Career feature: Half-time photography
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Making some extra money from your hobby is a brilliant feeling. Fortunately for photographers, there's no shortage of potential clients willing to pay for your photography services, from shooting weddings for happy couples to interior architecture for realtors or product photography to video drone services.

The good news is you can pick up a lot of these jobs in your free time around your full-time working hours. The latest mirrorless cameras and optics can cost thousands of pounds, so using your spare time to earn some extra cash is a smart way to fund your next upgrade or photography trip.

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