Video: how to make money as a wildlife photographer

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So, you’re interested in wildlife photography! Whether it’s been your hobby for 5 days or 5 years, at some point, you may begin to consider turning it into a paid gig or even a full-time job, and here is a useful video to help you understand how to do just that.

Simply having ambitious goals won’t make those dreams suddenly come true, you have to make a plan to make it happen. In this video posted by The Big Cat People, wildlife photographer Jonathon Scott shares his insight on how to take your passion for wildlife photography and turn it into a source of income.   

Jonathon is an award-winning photographer who is one of the hosts of Animal Planet’s Big Cat Tales and he is also featured in season two of Canon’s Tales by Light Netflix show. Having spent many years in the industry, Jonathon offers us a unique perspective on how to make your dreams a reality in this area, explaining that what would’ve worked in decades gone by, just simply doesn’t cut it anymore because the space is so saturated.

This is where Jonathon’s insider knowledge comes in handy, as he shares his tips on other ways to break into the industry. Something which is becoming more and more essential to getting your name out there and building your personal brand is to establish an audience on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. The reason why this is so critical is that it's through this avenue that you’ll be able to leverage your follower base to begin an online print shop or run workshops or sell photobooks or a bunch of other things that can generate income for you.  

If you’re at all interested in turning your epic wildlife shots into an additional income source then we highly recommend having a look at Jonathon’s short video.

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