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11. Posted by Travinfo (Budding Member 32 posts) 9y

And that's a million dollar question :) I do rural india photography and much of the time where no one likes to visit.. but its fun more than money..

12. Posted by roteague (Budding Member 46 posts) 9y

Quoting Travinfo

And that's a million dollar question :) I do rural india photography and much of the time where no one likes to visit.. but its fun more than money..

You would be surprised what kind of a market there is for that type of work. Keep it up, put together a website to share with others.

13. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Definitely try selling on the web. You can also try the stock photo websites. Everyone thinks their home is "boring". But that's not the case to people not from there. Good luck !

14. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

I have been wanting to know the same thing, because some of the photos I have taken in my travels are way better than any of the ones that have been published especially when it comes to the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai (the symbol of Dubai) and Argentina (particularly of Iguacu Falls), where none of the published ones I have seen even come close to some of mine. I did find out though that for companies such as Lonely Planet your photos need to have a minimum of 6.0 Mega Pixals of resolution despite the fact most the photos published are way smaller than what 6.0MP gives you. So it'd pay to have a bigger resolution than 6.0MP as the rules will probably change if you only got a 6.0MP camera. So before you go, you'll need to be sure to have at least a 6.0 MP camera and use it on the highest setting otherwise you have got very little chance of being given a chance by places like Lonely Planet. They also require an initial portfolio sample of 500 photos which might be a little hard to get 500 really top photos better than other peoples without being biased towards your own photos.

btw, life as a NG photog has been over-glamourised...check out their divorce rates

Well I suppose it'd make sense then for singles not in any long term relationship to do the job instead of happily married couples. It would just be a matter of using a bit of common sense to figure out that if you spend most your life away from your husband or wife, you and him/her are going to find it difficult to hold on to the relationship when you can't hardly ever see each other and rarely have any physical connection. That's like these sportsman who spend most the year travelling all around the world, who see their loved ones very rarely and expect them to wait for them when they are never there for them in return. You'd want to be a pretty good catch for someone to stick there with no one to love them for 11 months of the year.

Goodluck with your

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