Dogs are great animals. Everybody's got love dogs and taking pictures of them. But did you realize that you could sell dog pictures online and actually make money doing it? If you have a dog and have a digital camera why are not you making money taking pictures of your dog!
You may be wondering how you can sell dog pictures online and the answer is through micro stock photo websites. These are websites where they let anyone submit photos and earn money from them. Of course, your photo must be accepted and be good quality. But once it's in the website then anyone can download it and for each download you make some cash.
Many people on the internet need photographs of dogs for their websites, advertisements, etc. You can submit a photo of a dog and have it end up on a website some day! Or it could even end up in advertisements in magazines. People use these stock photos because they do not have the time or skills to go out and take photos for whatever they are doing.
You must have photos that are of good enough quality. There's no need to go out and pay money for some photography school or get your bachelors in photography but if you know how to take better photos your photos will be much more highly desired.
As with posing models, dogs must be posed properly. You must make sure that your dog is authentic looking and relaxed. The lighting also must be good quality. Unless you have a big studio, shooting outdoors with the sunlight is the best option. Do not shoot at 12 PM because the sun will be directly overhead making bad lighting. Try early in the morning or later I the afternoon.
Taking one single picture of your dog can make you a little bit of money but you will want to take more than one. Try to get photos of all your dogs and even the neighbor dogs. Build a dog photo collection of all the dogs from your friends and family. Ask them for the rights to the photos and in return you'll give them copies of the photos you take. Making money selling dog pictures online is real and many people are doing it earning lots of money already.