Digital photography is a subject that I find totally fascinating. Several years ago I got a copy of Photoshop 6 and was totally hooked. I gathered up all the pictures I could find and scanned them into my computer. I taught myself how to make cheesy collages and spent hours on forums learning how to retouch and restore old photographs. Little did I know this was just the beginning of my career as a pixel addict.
I’ve always considered digital photography as a potential source of secondary income but was never quite sure how to go about it. There’s a few websites out there that claim to teach you how to make money taking pictures and I’m sure like anything else, some are more legit than others. Since this is a topic I want to learn more about, I did what I always do in these situations. I made a Squidoo lens about it: How to Make Money With Your Digital Camera. I find the process of researching, writing, organizing and presenting the information to others teaches me more about a subject than anything else. I don’t have as much content on there as I’d like, but as I learn more about the different types of opportunities available I’ll add more to it.
One thing I’d like to learn more about is how to take pictures of food. It seems whenever I take pictures of recipes I’ve made they just look kinda BLAH. I also like the idea of selling some of your pictures online because you don’t even need to print the suckers out! Although, I think a major downside of digital photography is all the money you have to invest in ink cartridges if you choose to print the photos out yourself. Of course, online services offered through places like Shutterfly and Walgreens can make it a little easier. I still carry around my clunky Kodak DX3600 2.2 megapixel camera that my husband bought me 7 years ago for Christmas. I think it was one of the first digital cameras that you could hook up directly to the computer. 🙂
Anyway, I look forward to learning more about this topic over the next couple months and sharing it with anybody else who might be interested in putting their digital camera to work . . .