Step 1: Invest in a decent DSLR camera.
Modern digital camera is of pretty good quality. You get high-quality pictures (in high res) when you use these cameras. However, there is one major drawback. Since these cameras are meant for the mass market, they are made to be simple to use. As a result, it’s very difficult to achieve the exact results you are looking for as you cannot change the settings.
A DSLR camera cost two to three times more. If you are just starting out, there is no need to get a high end camera. Just get one that is ideal for beginners. Those cost about $1,000.
Step 2: Invest in your own digital images education.
Now that you have the equipment, it’s time to learn how to use the tools you have. There are two things you need to learn how to use. The first would be your camera, and the second would be photo editing software. Besides knowing how to take great pictures, you also need to learn how to edit and crop images with software to create professional looking pictures. In today’s day and age, you can create wonders with photo editing software.
You can pick up these skills by attending photography courses, or you can teach yourself by obtaining free information on the Internet. There are a few really good digital photography blogs out there that offers lots of valuable tips and resources.
Step 3: Setting up your portfolio.
Since you are going to sell your photos online, it’s always useful to have a website. The website will contain your portfolio of images. Prospects can visit your site to browse your work. If they like what they see, they may end up buying from you again and again. You have just gotten yourself a repeat customer!
Don’t use a free web host because such services will only cause you more problems. Buy a proper domain name (for branding purposes) and a shared hosting account. A shared hosting account cost less than $10 a month, and a domain name cost about $10 for a full year.
Step 4: Selling your photo stock.
Post your best images on your website. You may then proceed to register for an account at photo stock selling sites. These sites help you sell your images. In return for their efforts, they make a small commission for every sale.
You can start making money immediately because once you have an account with them, you can start posting images for sale. Many of these sites are very well established, and they have a ready pool of clients.
Remember, the key to success lies in the quality of your images. Take some time to look at the work of other top photographers. Try to surpass their standards. Money will be rolling into your bank account very shortly!