Everyone loves a beautiful photograph. Be it of a beautiful sunset, a cherished family member, or even a newsworthy event photographs move us like nothing else.
People have always saved photos that they liked. And now more than ever people are purchasing products with pictures on them. This adds an extra level of personalisation that you cannot find anywhere else. Many British photographers are providing this as an additional service.
So if you are interested in photography as more than just a hobby this can present you with many lucrative opportunities. Not only can you express your creative desires through the lens you can also earn a living by selling your photographs. In fact, personalised photo products are one of the UK’s best selling gifts year after year. In this article we will show you some of the things you can sell with your photos on them.
The first is a photo book. With modern commercial printing techniques people are no longer limited to having just a photo album. Photo books allow unique one-off publishing of your work. So if you have taken multiple shots of a client, you can arrange them all into a unique book.
And if you have taken at least 12 images you can arrange them into a photo calendar. These calendars are great way for people to enjoy your photography month after month. Calendars are a very common gift that people give during the holidays. So if your work has an annual theme it would be a great fit. Another commonly given photography gift is personalised clothing and textiles. It does not have to be limited to just an athletic shirt though.
Your photographs can be placed on pretty much every product you can imagine: mouse pads, clocks, Christmas ornaments and every kind of clothing imaginable. We’ve found that this is a good consistent seller year round because of all the different events that take place. For example during wedding season, custom wedding photos are in high demand.
And there are also events that can happen anytime. Some people like to give custom photo christening gifts and birthday presents. So really any kind of event that you can think of, as a photographer you can find people who will want to buy your images. And of course is on top of any salary or sitting fee that you are earning in the first place. For many photographers – even those that just shoot part time – the extra income is great. Some photographers might choose to use this extra money on better camera gear or new lenses.
Now more than ever in this digital photography age are the skills of a professional photographer becoming more specialised. With the right kind of products you can continue to earn a living and have a good time exhibiting your photographs on all kinds of mediums. Good luck with your photographer and we hope that you get the exposure that you deserve.