Sunday, August 19, 2007

How to Freelance as a Work-At-Home Photographer

One of the most in demand freelance professionals is photographers. Freelance photography is lucrative especially if you have established a good reputation in the industry and in the community. The going rate per assignment can skyrocket, and many freelance photographers charge per picture and not per assignment.

The Internet has provided more work for freelance photographers. With the rising costs of basic commodities, many are turning to freelance work as a side line or as a means for extra income.

Below are just some of the ways in which you can do freelance photography.

Photo Sites ( and similar websites provide photo services to people and businesses. Freelance photographers can submit their work online and get paid for each photo. Of course, the pay is not as good as being hired to do photographs for an event, but you can earn royalty payments based on the number of photos you submit.

Wedding Photographs

Many freelance photographers do wedding photographs. Not only are you hired to take photos for the wedding day and the receptions, but also before the wedding. In fact, many couples hire a photographer to do their engagement party, their bachelor’s party and their bridal shower. Photographers can also do engagement portraits as well as wedding portraits.

Another area you can earn money during weddings is taking photograph shots of the guests and then selling them afterwards during the receptions. As most people do not have someone who can take photographs, you can actually earn a lot from this. If you can, offer packages at low prices. This way, you will be able to earn more. You can even suggest they use photos as their souvenirs.

Event Coverage

Freelance photographers can earn a lucrative income by covering events where the pay is given per picture. This is often the case with magazines and newspapers which hire correspondent photographers to cover the events for them. Online webzines and other websites are also other areas which you should look into. Companies with websites also pay freelance photographers to update their online pictures and photos.