How to make money on Photography

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Curt, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Curt

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    I'm going to wait a year or two and then sell my current stock of Azo paper on eBay for a hundred bucks a sheet. I'll even throw in a gram of Amidol with it for another twenty five dollars.

    This is what the old pioneers of industry would do, and did do.

    In the mean time I'll contact my small negatives on Azo and have a big write up about how they are printed on the special Azo paper and developed archival with Amidol etc.. Should catch a fortune on the description alone.

    Ideas take off where products end...
     
  2. jim appleyard

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    If you'd like to make money at photography, especially in the future, then don't give up your day job.
     
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    Sell your photo equipment and use the money to buy stocks.
     
  4. Donald Qualls

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    To paraphrase Richard Branson, "To become a millionaire in photography, get a billion dollars and open a studio."
     
  5. David A. Goldfarb

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    Long lens, cheating spouses... there are ways of making money with photography.
     
  6. Dave Wooten

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    buy a sheet of azo from Curt, cut it in half and sell each piece for the bargain price of 63.50
     
  7. photobackpacker

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    Reminds me of a Michael Collins axiom - The Three stages in a Photographer's Life:

    Phase 1: Make all your studio equipment
    Phase 2: Buy all your studio equipment
    Phase 3: Sell all your equipment and get a real job!