Making money with your camera

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Photography is a fun and rewarding hobby. But often amateur photographers want to do more with their pictures than fill their family albums and hang prints on the walls of their homes. Often they entertain ideas about photography as a business or career. But short of taking the plunge into a job as a full-time photographer enthusiasts can consider numerous ways to sell their photos in the Photography Boot Camp workshop Making Money With Your Camera.

"Some amateur photographers would like to have an extra revenue stream while others may simply want to express themselves by publishing in magazines or books or by placing photographs in galleries and other outlets," said workshop co-organizer David Bell. "That's what this workshop is about... helping photographers explore ways they can make money with their hobby."

Photographers who have been successful in careers other than photography will share how they have developed their own niches in selling their photographs. Presentations will be led by full-time and part-time photographers alike, in the fields of the fine art market, portrait and weddings, e-books and print books, and magazine contributions. A magazine and newspaper editor will discuss what it's like to be on both sides of the the equation... as a freelancer and as the decision-maker on buying photography for publication. "Even working photographers often make extra money doing photography outside their regular jobs," Bell said.

Presenters include: J.P. Bell, a retired physician from Fort Smith, Ark.; Kerry Hays, assistant superintendent at Roaring River State Park in Missouri; Charlie Chappel of Berryville, Ark.; Chip Ford, photographer and advertising sales director for Lovely County Citizen; David Bell, Steve Johnson and Kristal Kuykendall, of Carroll County Newspapers.

Lawrence Photo and Video in Springfield, Mo. and Carroll County Newspapers are the corporate sponsors of the workshop.

Making Money With Your Camera will be held on Saturday, February 23 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs, Ark. The one-day workshop will begin with check-in at 8 a.m., running until 5:30 p.m. Cost of the workshop, which includes lunch, is $155 if registered by February 18. After that the fee is $175. Space is limited. On-line registration is available at For questions call David Bell at 870-423-8036

For those who would like to build a Eureka Springs get-away around the Saturday workshop the Inn of the Ozarks is offering a special room rate. Go to the Inn of the Ozarks website for contact information,

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