If you want to make a bit of cash from your hobby, you could look at the different ways to sell your photographs. Whether you go down the route of stock images or printing onto a photo canvas and selling through your own online shop, there is potential to make a profit.
To simply decorate your own home, go ahead and find a good printer to show your images in their best light. There are many things to consider including whether you want them matte, glossy or on a poster print, never mind about the frame you’ll choose! Of course you could also have your photographs put onto cushions, mugs, or many other items besides.
You may just be content to display your images, so print some off and give them to a local cafe. You’ll be happy knowing that many customers will have a chance to see your work. You can also display your photos online through sites such as Flickr, so have a look around and see what works best for you.
Sign up to a social media website and upload some of your favourite shots. You’ll be able to share these with friends and family all over the world, and even with complete strangers depending on the site. Niche communities are always looking for contributors so see where you can get involved.
Sometimes you simply need to put some of your photographs into storage, whether you’re running out of space of you just need to get organised. For my prints, I’ll be buying some good albums – I will be spending a lot of time organising them by date. This allows me to flick through them at my leisure. My digital files will be put into folders by year and month.
Look at them
Finally, I think it is important to look at your photographs from time to time. It is really easy to get caught up in taking many more images, but by reviewing your previous pieces of work you might be able to figure out how you can improve. And failing that it is a really good way to reminisce, and put yourself back into a place that you really loved. Although you might find yourself spending money to return there!