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There are many different opportunities in photography from weddings to children to animals, the possibities are endless. Offering to scrapbook the photos will give you a unique advantage over your competitors. Here is a quick rundown.

  • Newborn babies, at the hospital or when they come home.
  • Weddings, Christenings or any other events
  • Sports photos, especially children's' sports
  • Pets, many people absolutely love their animals

Start-up Costs
$1000 to $5000. May be higher if you have your own home studio.

Pricing
Charge by job and the amount of pictures you have to take and the complexity of the pictures. Also take note of scrapbooking costs; paper, glue, ect. Average should be between $25 to $100 per hour. Also check your competitor's prices and follow their lead.

Skill Needed
•Work with a skilled photographer
•Take photography courses
•Practice taking pictures of family and friends
•Practice making scrapbooks for family and friends

Marketing
•Basic website
•Bridal Shows
•Word of mouth
•Business cards
•Brochures
•Advertisement in local papers before any holidays

Equipment
•Camera
•Film
•Props
•Darkroom (if you want to develop the pictures yourself)
•Scrapbook essentials (paper, glue, stickers...)

Annual Income
$20,000 to $80,000 depending on how many pictures you take and the time and effort you put into it.

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