Let me be perfectly candid; it’s harder to make money in photography today than ever in the history of the business. Camera and lighting equipment are so good that anyone with a couple grand to spare can imagine they’re a professional photographer. It makes it harder for true professionals to make money when they’re being undercut at nearly every turn by amateurs with a good camera and kit lens.
The problem with losing work to amateur photographers is that most of them don’t have insurance, pay taxes or have a business license. Legitimate photographers struggle to maintain their overhead. All the same there’s still money to made in photography and making a living is possible, though it can take longer to make good money. Stick with after the jump to see where there’s still money to be made.