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More Tips for Turning Your Photos Into Cash

Last time, I gave you the 5 steps you can take to make some extra cash this Christmas. If you followed those steps, then you're on your way to earning money with your digital photographs online - if you haven't already.

This time, I'd like to give you 3 additional tips to help you sell more of your photos online. Do these steps after you're absolutely sure you have exhausted all the photos you already have in your hard drive.

These tips will help you grow your online photo catalog and discover how to provide the photos that online buyers are really looking for.

1. Take photos of yourself.

It can be tricky to take pictures of people, because you need to be covered legally. So the easiest human subject to photograph is... yourself. You can get specific tips for doing this for profit from the free report listed further down the page.

2. Take photos of objects in and around your home.

Another fast and easy way to get photos to sell online is to simply shoot objects inside or around your very own home. Publishers are always looking for photos of ordinary objects, office equipment, and whatever else you have lying around the house.

3. Find out what pictures people are looking for.

Learn how to do keyword research so you'll have a good idea of which photos are in high demand online. A quick Google search will lead you to good tutorials for doing keyword research. You can learn this in under half an hour.

Follow these additional tips and you'll soon be enjoying a nice passive income from your digital photos - not just this holiday season, but for many months to come.

For a free report with more information on the subject please follow the link in the next section further down the page.

Top 18 Reasons Digital Photography Makes a Great Home Career

With jobs becoming increasingly hard to find and difficult to keep, many are looking for ways to earn money from home. Digital photography is an excellent way to work for yourself and make extra - or even a full-time - income at home.

If you're interested, download this free report called:
Make Money with Digital Photography

If you're still undecided, this might change your mind. Here are 18 reasons why digital photography makes a great home career:

1. Minimum equipment required

To make money with digital photography, all you need are: a digital camera, a computer, and Internet access. In fact, you may already have all three.

2. No need for special training

Anybody who can take decent pictures can make money by selling digital photos. You don't have to have formal training, or so many years of experience. You can be young or old, male or female.

3. Low start-up costs

Aside from the equipment required, you don't need to make any other investments. This means you can get started immediately.

4. No need to leave home

If you like, you can do sell digital photographs completely from home. Yes, that includes taking photographs.

5. Money in your hard drive

You may already have pictures in your computer that you can sell right away. In fact, you should begin with those.

6. Make money when traveling

If you like to travel, you can make your trip pay for itself by taking pictures on your trip and selling them online.

7. Location independent business

You can have sell your digital photographs from anywhere, as long as you have your equipment (see number 1). This means you could be a nomad and still make a living.

8. Flexible hours

Work when you want, as much as you want. Do it full time or part time. It's up to you!

9. No need to build websites

Although you'll be selling digital photographs online, you absolutely don't have to build a website - unlike other online marketers.

10. Stock photo sites do the marketing for you

You don't have to do any marketing, either, because stock photo sites do it all for you. All you have to do is take high-quality photographs.  More on that in...Make Money With Digital Photography

11. No fees to sell online

You don't have to pay any fees to sell in stock photo sites. It's completely free to become a member and start selling your photos.

12. No need to set up a shopping cart

Again, stock photo sites take care of processing payments for your photographs. You will have to be able to accept payments from stock photo sites. A PayPal account should be enough.

13. Enhanced creativity

This business forces you to become more creative, such as in the way you choose the subjects of your pictures, to how you edit them.

14. Sharper photography skills

You have to improve your photography skills if you want to succeed in this business. The longer you keep at it, the better you'll become.

15. Build your portfolio and expertise

Selling digital photos online helps build your reputation as a photographer. You can easily build a portfolio based on your best-selling pictures.

16. Profit from passion

You can easily combine this home business with a hobby or special interest you have. Because of the wide range of subjects that are in high demand, you don't have to take pictures that you don't care about.

17. Steady demand

As more and more stock photos are sold and bought, the demand for fresh photos increases. Marketers always want unique pictures for their materials, which further increases the demand for more digital photos.

18. It's profitable!

Because of low overhead costs, it's easy to earn a full-time income from selling digital photography. University students are doing it, stay at home Moms are doing it, and you can do it too.

However, you have to know some insider secrets. Which types of photographs sell easily online? How do you avoid legal problems? How do you work with stock photo sites? How can you sell more photos?

You'll find the answers in Make Money With Digital Photography.  It's completely free, so go and grab it now.
Before deciding on purchasing a digital camera, it is important that you set yourself a budget. This should happen before going online or visiting an electronics shop. It is just like purchasing any other large item else such as a computer. There are a lot of options, and you don't want to get stuck biting off more than you can chew, expense-wise. High-end cameras offer the great zoom, more extra features and more megapixels.

Having more megapixels doesn't mean you will have the great picture quality. Unfortunately these cameras can also take a huge bite out of your wallet if you are not careful. When you are starting out in the wide world of digital photography, it is easier to not spend a huge amount of money on the high-end SLR cameras. Look for cheaper, yet effective, compact digital cameras that are a lot easier to hold. The best thing to do is learn the basics with this digital camera and make sure you enjoy the hobby before spending the cash for higher-end digital cameras.

Some people don't really enjoy going on airplanes or helicopters, how do they take those spectacular aerial photos? Guess what you don't have to use planes or helicopters! Sometimes aerial shots on planes can sometimes get expensive unless you have a friend with a plane. Flying in a little plane around a city a couple of times can be quite frightening for some people. The little secret that few photographers know is: some "in-flight" photos are not actually taken from a plane. Quite the contrary, they are taken from a countryside or city vantage point. Being in the observation deck of a skyscraper will actually get you just about as high as a low flying plane would. Your photographs will look like aerial shots that were taken as you were flying around, but in fact you didn't even enter in any aircraft.

Fall is one of the most pleasurable times for photographers. It brings beautiful orange, brown, and red leaf colors. If you plan on traveling to take advantage of nature's yearly fireworks display, you need to ensure you get to your destination at the peak period to enjoy the best fall leaves. If you live in the US, the US Department of Agriculture has a website that displays fall foliage information by geographical area. Finding out the best times to visit areas is crucial.

A good place is New England. A well planned trip could be the best way to get some really extraordanary pictures. Information is updated as soon as conditions permit. If traveling is out of the question for you, check with your government agriculture website to see the best times. Good research results in spectacular pictures. Here is a good source for US photographers: The Foliage Network -

When you are taking fireworks photos a good location is always essential with your digital camera. As in any other type of digital photography, when shooting fireworks, composition is necessary. Before the show begins, find a good angle that will provide you with a clear picture of the upcoming fireworks. Having people in front of your camera is completely unacceptable, avoid it at all costs. Streetlights will fade out the fire works phenomenally; therefore it is best to avoid streetlamps. Basically finding the best possible shot, with few lights, few people and not against the law is difficult but doable. Sometimes have a view on a boat is helpful if the water is calm.

Sometimes taking photos at night is more difficult than it seems. Shooting photos at dusk may provide your camera with just enough light to take fantastic cityscape photos. The sky is decently dark at dusk, but not so dark to prevent some degree of sunlight entering your digital camera, making it easier to take hand-held photos that do not result all blurry due to 'camera-shake'. If you are looking for a superb nighttime photo, it would be better to consider taking your photos at dusk instead of in the pitch black of night. Dusk only lasts for an hour or so. Research your shot locations and time beforehand. Keep your eye on the weather in the location you selected and make sure its not raining the day you decide to go out.

When you are taking pictures of a parade it is best to not ruin time by trying to focus after every picture. It is best to shoot as many photos as possible during a parade, think about buying a focus lock. This keeps your shutter button held halfway down and don't completely release it after taking a photo. Or you might want to set your camera up for manual focus. This way, you can take several photos in succession, or use your camera's "drive" mode for multiple shots within a small range of time. This would enable you to take a bunch of photos without having to refocus for each shot and your digital camera should function much quicker. Though you may want to set up and refocus for certain special shots, other times you may have just as much fun continuously shooting as the action in a parade can happen very fast.

When you are taking digital pictures on sunny days, you must be careful. Sometimes the sun can completely damage your electronic camera. Taking pictures of sunsets and rises can be amusing and enjoyable, but pointing your lens directly at the sun may damage it. Try to keep your lens pointed a little bit away from the sun directly. There is a similarity between your eye and the camera lens, they both can see and both can be damaged by the sun. As a little kid your parents told you never to look at the sun or you will see spots. The same concept applies to your camera. When you are not capturing fantastic views, turn off your camera and store in someplace room temperature so you don't damage it. It is best and easiest to take photos in increments, and then allow your camera to relax by enclosing it somewhere cool.  Learn more in your free report How To Make Money With Digital Photography

It's easy to take a picture!  Follow the steps below.

1)  Get your camera out.
2)  Turn it on.
3)  Make sure the lens cover is off.
4)  Point and shoot.

Just kidding...   

For more tips on taking easy pictures see the home page Pictures Today or see some more tips above and below.
Do you have trouble taking good pictures?  Do you find yourself looking at your pictures and feeling like they could have been a whole lot better?   Does it seem like the pictures you take are kinda plain?  For some good tips keep reading.

The Simple and the Obvious

This may seem too simple and obvious...  When you are taking a picture of someone ask them to look to the left or right of the lens of your camera.  That slight angle works wonders.  If you remember to do this one simple thing you'll find yourself deleting fewer pictures.

Now on your end, you will be looking though your viewfinder.  Do not center the person or object in the viewfinder, instead aim as if you are looking just to the open space around either side of them.

Other Tips

Lets move on to scenery.  In the case of scenery in photos, take along a 4 foot step ladder.  Climb up the ladder a few rungs and take the shot looking down at that slight angle.  That little bit of perspective change will give you a very different picture.

Another photo tip is when taking a picture of something small,  just try to focus on the object only, not the background.  In the case of a puppy or other animal you will be surprised.

It's time to quit being an amateur photographer thinking only about what's in front of you and start thinking about what's going to make the best shot.  The best way to improve your skills is with experience, so get out there and start taking lots of pictures.  These basic photography skills will start you on your way to becoming a  professional photographer and greatly improving your photos.

You don't have to take expensive photography lessons, or even need expensive equipment to take incredible digital photos. You don't need a light meter, you don't need a $600 lens, you don't need "perfect" conditions. Just visit...
How To Take Great Photos for a FREE SPECIAL REPORT and start taking better picures today!
Usually, we take pictures in order to preserve memories.  That's why the invention of digital cameras is so nice.  No more wasted film!

As the photographer, it's up to you to know how to take a good picture. If you need some ideas, here are some tips to improve your shots.

1) Find the best angle.

People and pets have different angles. Sometimes, a shot will look better from the left or from the right. The subject rarely knows, so it's up to you to determine the best angle for the picture.

It's not only about left and right though. It's also about how high or low you angle your camera.  For example, positioning yourself too low will only catch the unflattering view of say... uncle Frank's nostrils and aunt Mary's double chin!

2) Catch candid moments.
Another way to take good pictures of people is to catch them during candid moments. Sometimes, people have a hard time smiling naturally in front of the camera which will often ruin an otherwise good shot.

However, by catching them off gaurd, you'll have a better chance of scoring a nice shot.  Just try to get your timing right because candid moments can also make for unflattering pictures.

3) Try different positions.

Many photographers like to take pictures of people by lining them up side by side. While there's nothing really wrong with such a shot, often the picture will turn out boring.

If you want to take good pictures of people, try out different positions. Group them together and take their picture from up high so their faces are the ones in focus. Be as fun and as creative as the situation allows.

It's easy to learn how to take good pictures of people. You don't have to buy the latest camera model to come up with fantastic photos. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and an understanding of the overall composition of the shot.

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Jack Folsgood

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