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Reaistic earning potential for photographers?

Web sites by photographers showing off their work seem to be dime a dozen, what is a realistic income for a photographer. Anyone care to share their experiences selling their own work? Talking about photographers taking "artistic" shots. Such as the interestingness shots on flickr or the top deviantart stuff.

Asked By: thejokker - 11/23/2007
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Well, you haven't really gotten any direct answers to your question yet, so I'll give it a shot...I've seen a couple of different 'averages' recently; one said a freelance photographer working for him/herself and doing the typical wedding/portrait studio business could expect to earn an average of $24,000 a year... More
Answered By: JC - 11/24/2007
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Good thing you are looking at be a photographer and not a writer because you can't spell. Be sure you get a secretary because spelling matters... More
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Answered By: loryntoo - 11/23/2007
 
i work for architects, writers and other commercial clients, i dont have a website... More
Answered By: antoni - 11/23/2007
 
My father used to be a photographer when I was a little kid. He never got rich at it. I'm almost as old as he was when he died, and I'm considering going to Europe and trying it after I retire. Good luck!
Answered By: Dudley J - 11/23/2007
 
Being a "successful" photographer is about as easy as being a successful musician. Talent is important, but so is marketing and to be frank, dumb luck. So much depends on where you are and what you want to do. If you want to do weddings or picutres of pets (and there's nothing wrong with either), then building a... More
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Answered By: titou - 11/23/2007
 
Don't expect to make much. And if ever you make a lot it won't be for a very long time.
Answered By: Beensaved - 11/23/2007
 
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