I want to do something that involves art, travel and photography? Or at least art and photography?

Any ideas as to how I can combine the both these passions and make substantial profit out of it? I was thinking of doing guided photography tours, but then, from where I'm from, there's hardly any decent landmarks or sights worth going to. 

Asked by Drew | 3 Years ago in subject: Ideas , Starting up guides and in industry: Fine art , Crafts , Photography , Art / Creative


Hi Drew,
If you wat to start doing Photo Tours and you feel that your current location adn surroundings are dull then I'd recommend that you try this.

Get your camera and go outside take 50 steps stop and look around for ANYTHING to photograph. Once you've photographed something, even if it's the pavement you're standing on, take another 50 steps and another photo.  Do this until yo have 50 photo.

You'll be amazed at how enlightening this can be and how interesting your current location and environment can become.

Think about organising a "Photo Walk" for fun to see if you like the challenge

Best of luck
Hi Drew,

Sadly the creative industries are notoriously low income. Are you a trained photographer, or is your photography nearing a professional standard? If so, you could work as a photographer - perhaps occassionally photographing works of art for exhibition brochures and catalogues. Set up your own website with an online gallery showcasing all your work for starters.

Art and photography are both very competitive fields, so you'll need to be a canny businessperson to find a reliable way of making substantial profit out of either. Perhaps you could sell your services to other businesses - offering to provide cheap but personalised canvases for their offices, for example (arty close-ups of their products or team members, for example). Set up a partnership or long-term deal with a company that prints images on canvases to get better rates than they'd offer for one-off consumer sales.

Hope this helps.