TOP Paying Photography Jobs and TOP Paid Photographers


Photography is all about creativity. All
about the thrill of taking that shot. That shot which gets you so excited and
so happy and it’s great all that but it’s not gonna pay your bills if you’re
not gonna approach it as a business. Out of curiosity, what are the most paying
jobs you can have as a photographer and who are some of the top paid photographers in the world? Stay tuned, this video will
get interesting. Do you know what is the biggest photographers nightmare? If the
only way to make money is selling your camera. Well, we are going to forget
that horrible idea. How much money can you make as a photographer? Well it will depend on how badly you want it. The more effort you will put in,
the more you can expect in return. It will also depend on your clientele, your
marketing skills and your personality outside of photography. Well I’m going to
help you to make hopefully the right decision when it comes to path in
photography to fulfill your dreams and excitement your looking for. Here are top
paying photography jobs in random order. And you know what? Let’s start with the
most obvious, since lot of new photographers getting to that and it’s
portrait photography. Why? Because you just needs a little gear, like your camera and
a set of speed lights and done. There’s always need for business headshots,
regular portraits, family photos, children portraits, baby photos, glamour photos, and boudoir. That path would be right for you, if you’re someone who loves meeting new
people. If you have a great personality and you can make them feel comfortable
and relaxed. You know how many people are coming to the studio which don’t know
how to pose so they are so nervous or they just don’t like being on the camera in
general? And the cons? Don’t expect that much fame in this area. Have you ever
heard of school best photographer? No I don’t think so. I didn’t. Well but you can expect a regular work and in this area you have
to realize very quickly that it is a business. If you’re self driven person, if
you like to be self-employed and you’re not afraid of taking tasks such as
billing clients and scheduling appointments and printing process, it
might be right for you. Let’s talk about something
non-traditional. Something which is really really not talked about much but
it can be pretty lucrative carrier when it comes to money as well. How would you like to be a medical or bio medical photographer? You know there are doctors and hospitals pretty much everywhere you look. If you are someone interested in
this field, you should contact hospitals and medical campuses. You could be taking photos for their textbooks, medical fliers. You could be documenting their
medical procedures and tests….. My name is Zdenka Darula and I’m a medical
photographer…. Zdenka, you are full of it. Now, let’s get into something very obvious and very highly lucrative, and that would be commercial photography. Now, there is a
wide range of photography. You could be taking photos of practically everything.
Employees, buildings, exteriors, interiors… pretty much to help the company to
market their services and products. It is highly competitive, but extremely rewarding for the very hard working, talented and creative photographer… yeah… Another less talked about field which
could bring money in is scientific photography. If you’re someone who would like to work for government agencies, research facilities or universities and
would like to try microphotography, infrared photography and underwater
photography and really really cool other techniques, you could be working with
astronomers, biologists, geologists to take their photos of their experiments.
That might be worth checking out, that sounds really cool. Next field is the obvious one again and its the I do photography, well actually it’s the
wedding photography and it is my field so I can definitely say a lot of real
thoughts on this one. Now lots of people get into wedding photography because of
the money side of it and also the luxury side of it, but it is certainly not for
everybody and it’s definitely not for the beginners, so here let’s start with
the negatives first. Be ready for a very high-stress, very fast pace usually because of the schedule, and you know everybody behaves differently in a very
nervous situations. I’m talking about bride and groom, family and you know
everybody else. You will win if you will keep cool, be professional and very
encouraging in those situations. If you don’t know how to use your camera
blindfolded, you have nothing to do in wedding business. Honestly, there is no
excuses, there’s no second chances. These are life events, you can repeat it. Most
of the people are doing this only once in their lifetime, unless they get
divorced of course so. If you mess up, you mess up big and your carrier as a
photographer goes….. down the drain. The competition is a very high. You will
stand out with your portfolio and marketing skills, but there are also
positives to the I do photography. First of all people are always getting married
and re-married so they will be always looking for wedding photographer.
Second of all it’s great money. You will be taking photos in a very luxury
locations, your photos will look very luxury and people will cherish your
photos for the rest of their lives. When it comes to sports, do you like to do the sports actively or do you just like to watch? Usually when it comes to sports
photography, people usually think right away of NHL, NBA, MLB, ZD… that would be my initials. Well the best photographers eventually
get there, but there are a lot of steps to get there. Photographers usually start
working for newspapers first or some online media and then they work their
way up. What’s good about it is that you’re gonna get the best seats in a house so
you will enjoy the event as you are working. The downside to it is that you will need that long huge lens which is very expensive and very heavy so you have to
be very strong to be able to carrying it out and you know move it from the place
to place. You have to be also very good technically because those are
fast-moving shots and also you have to be quick, you have to follow the action,
so your eyes need to react very very very quickly. Or you can become paparazzi and follow those athletes and celebrities and hope that you take that
one shot which will take care of you financially for a very long time. The next one is very obvious too. Its
fashion photography. Now don’t mistake it with the glamour photography. Fashion
photography is all about the clothing and it is highly commercial too because
down the road you’re just trying to sell the clothes. Glamour photography is all
about the model. Fashion photography would be right for you if you are a
highly creative and you follow fashion and actually you like clothing. But if
you don’t like very long working hours and if you don’t like different weather
conditions because eventually you will probably have to shoot somewhere in snow then it might not be for you. The last carrier path I’m gonna be
talking about is product photography. If you are very technical photographer if
you know how to work with light very well, then you might enjoy this field.
It’s very very highly commercial because you’re basically selling the product. There is not much room for creativity
though and it might feel a little bit like you’re working in a factory because
you’re shooting the same thing over and over and over again. Some people like it,
they don’t mind it at all. Others do. It depends what kind of person you are. And
question number 2 is here. Who are some of the top world’s most paid
photographers? Here are some of them in the random order and by the way I added
the links to their portfolios in a video description below so feel free to check
it out. Morgan Norman is a commercial
photographer. His work is usually dark and moody and he does portraits of
significant swedish figures and international stars. Andreas Gursky is
known for landscapes. He likes to shoot from high points to capture as much as
he can. In 2011 he sold photo for 4.3 million
dollars which is the highest ever sold photo. By the way, it is quite normal for
him to sell photo for million dollars. Nick Brandt photos almost look like
paintings. His focus is wildlife and he never uses telephoto lenses because he
doesn’t want to separate the subject from those amazing landscapes. Richard Prince is known for a re-photography which is taking photos of the same site with a time gap between. Sort
of them and now feel. Gilles Bensimon is french fashion photographer. You could
have seen him at the America’s Next Top Model a reality TV show. Nick Veasey works with x-ray imagining and
digital prints. He is also known for photo manipulation in Photoshop. Annie
Leibovitz is the last photographer in this mix. She’s a celebrity photographer
which took the famous portrait of Queen with her grandchildren. Well there should
be one more name on this list. As I’m going through these papers. Anyways. If
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always read all those comments. Anyways thank you again for watching. Cau… Ahoj… Where’s that name? How come my name is not on that list?

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