HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY – Things I wish I knew


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  1. Angelisms said:

    1. Contracts: always get one
    2. Not charging enough: consider lots of things such as your time, gear, gas, editing etc..
    3. Checklists: client and yourself can always refer back to checklist.
    4. Meeting in person.
    5. Putting yourself out there.

    June 16, 2019
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  2. Covered in Scarlet Photography said:

    Peter, you are godsend for photographers trying to establish themselves! Thank you immensely for the work you put into your channel. 😊

    June 16, 2019
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  3. Jan-Hendrik Heuing said:

    I really like how you made up the first 45 seconds of that video with the typing, and the effects. Very nice! 🙂 (Haven't watched more, let's see if the rest of the video holds up 😀 )

    June 16, 2019
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  4. rebecca macdonald said:

    I like the mic you do you!!!

    June 16, 2019
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  5. Random Uploads said:

    Anyone else notice the hair under his arm at 7:12 ? Man does it bother me now that I know its there!

    June 16, 2019
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  6. SUSTAIN SHOTS said:

    My camera is $300 bought it on eBay how much should I charge

    June 17, 2019
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  7. Karl Ahnee said:

    Fresh & Sharp! great video, thanks for that!

    June 19, 2019
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  8. qshenmeart said:

    Oh the legwork… must do it

    June 20, 2019
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  9. Nic Corbett said:

    Was Peter ever in sales? That was literally all sales terms! 😀

    June 23, 2019
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  10. Dean Horton said:

    Love these videos they are super helpful

    June 25, 2019
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  11. Andrea Manning said:

    Thank you for this. I plan on getting a good camera tomorrow because this is what I want to do. Starting freelancing and I was was i was wondering how I'd get up and off the ground. To be noticed. This is great

    June 25, 2019
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  12. MBK TIPS said:

    👍

    June 25, 2019
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  13. Cyrus B said:

    @ 7:00 all the way it's me back in 2007 in Toronto did what he said lol and it's true 🤪

    June 25, 2019
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  14. mais almaster said:

    Thanks

    June 26, 2019
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  15. JeePee said:

    4:02 earned my like

    June 27, 2019
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  16. WRAPSTER said:

    4:20 ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

    June 28, 2019
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  17. MrKMFighter said:

    "pwwwWHAT's up every body, Peter McKinnon here-"

    June 28, 2019
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  18. Stefan Ghica said:

    Super funny when you mimicked the getting the expansive job where the client says ok. I mean the whole video is pretty funny and great.

    June 28, 2019
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  19. Tracey Lee said:

    “Only charging $100 or $200 for portraits” LOL I’m starting my business and only charge $60 and people still refuse to pay🤣

    June 29, 2019
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  20. Joahne Mae Medalla said:

    This is very helpful and it's really fun to watch. I love the humor.

    June 29, 2019
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  21. Fernando Dolinsky said:

    excelent video, you are pro man. thanks a lot

    June 29, 2019
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  22. Ezekiel Nduli said:

    3:56 🤣🤣🤣
    Subscribed. Man you are good.

    June 30, 2019
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  23. HigherSociety said:

    HAHAHA, man i was creasing when those dollar signs came up loooool

    July 2, 2019
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  24. Lindsay Limes said:

    No thank you due. I am new to your channel can you make more videos about business? I love photography. What lights do you for small objects.

    July 3, 2019
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  25. Jacob Frank said:

    I'm just so impatient right now for my camera to come I'm binge watching tons of camera and photography videos idk what to do

    July 3, 2019
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  26. Sanka Pathum Rathnayaka said:

    Absolutely great tips Peter. I think your tips are not limited to just photography and can be used in any field. Thanks for the amazing video 😉

    July 5, 2019
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  27. Ser Jhob said:

    Great tips! 😂

    July 8, 2019
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  28. Arya Nasikkar said:

    fire videos!

    July 8, 2019
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  29. Reach Norkor said:

    Help lots bro

    July 9, 2019
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  30. sPideR man said:

    0:13 what is the song?

    July 12, 2019
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  31. brunaso said:

    Now THIS is one hell of a good video, amazing content

    July 16, 2019
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  32. hajjar rr said:

    Thank you so much💙

    July 17, 2019
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  33. Sara said:

    Thank youu so much!

    July 18, 2019
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  34. akhil jose said:

    Ohh my god peter I can't stop laughing at that expression of yours at 4.03 🤣🤣

    July 19, 2019
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  35. JackieZ said:

    So helpful.

    July 20, 2019
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  36. djmanifik said:

    Man, I watched your video at the RIGHT moment. Thanks!

    July 20, 2019
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  37. DNP Cinematography said:

    Thank you so much for the tips peterbhai😘😘

    July 21, 2019
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  38. Karen Barrera said:

    The dollar signs on Peter's eyes always get me laughing

    July 22, 2019
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  39. Ngassa Jr said:

    The Aunt Margret Joke cracked me so badly… ha ha ha i don't know but it made me laugh so hard….

    July 22, 2019
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  40. Harshad Shedge said:

    Peter sir, I'm truly inspired from you, after watching this video. Maybe you will not read this comment but I have learnt lots of this of photography, I'm not a pro photographer but I really love taking photos. Lots of love and respect sir.

    July 22, 2019
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  41. Devesh Upadhyay said:

    4:03 so not needed

    July 22, 2019
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  42. IK IK said:

    Man, l dont care what you are saying, I think your success is mainly because of your awesome energetic and funny ( without being cheesy) personality. Your energy is also off the chart… Where do you get these from.? I watched your friend casey's channel for a while and he is very similar in these aspects ( just not that funny for my taste). Are you all NYers like that? Either way, I am impressed . Keep it up!

    July 23, 2019
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  43. Antonio Khelawan said:

    Thanks alot bro

    July 29, 2019
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  44. AG _Craft said:

    Do you play league of legends? @Peter

    July 30, 2019
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  45. Flora Tang said:

    Hey Peter, loved this video! I want to dive a bit deeper with #4: Meeting in person. When you do set up that meeting, what are some typical things you would prepare for your client (besides showcasing your previous work)? Would you include a mood board, examples of photog styles, ideal shots (tying into checklist point), etc..?

    July 30, 2019
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  46. Kishor said:

    Those expressions at 4:04 lmfao

    August 1, 2019
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  47. ELECTRONIC TIGER said:

    4:02 perfect meme….

    August 4, 2019
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  48. KARTHICK PATEL PHOTOGRAPHY said:

    Really loved the video . Can i ask you what software you use to show that saturation affect and stuff !! ??

    August 4, 2019
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  49. Dawi Z said:

    I just graduated from a photography program and I find it hard to get jobs doing photography or photo editing.

    August 5, 2019
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  50. The Big Bad Edit said:

    I unexpectedly received a Canon rebel T6 the other day and I just wanted to say I'm enjoying your videos a lot and learning what I need. keep bringing that fire content My friend!

    August 5, 2019
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  51. Larrythebassman said:

    Wow 😮 impressive as Darth Vader would say … 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿👏👏👏👏👏most impressive

    August 6, 2019
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  52. imteaj sharif said:

    I am a beginner.
    I want a buy a cam and do some practice.
    Want to learn more about photography.
    I want to do a course too.
    What kind of cam do i need to start?

    August 7, 2019
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  53. Hopstravler said:

    thanks for making great videos am just starting in the photography world, been a great help. side note D-Roc is awsome

    August 8, 2019
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  54. DwB Blanton said:

    I love this video. Great Information and you're hilarious!

    August 8, 2019
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  55. YK Aung said:

    i've been following u and learning from u. Thz a lot. Keep doing bro.

    August 8, 2019
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  56. Robert Morris said:

    Love the positive energy

    August 11, 2019
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  57. FIXED said:

    Always helpful and enjoyable to watch. You da man sir!

    August 11, 2019
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  58. hafid boudar said:

    that pro bono seeing was cool man i was just about to search about what that's meaning hh

    August 11, 2019
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  59. Alex Clendenning said:

    Loads of helpful points here and earned you a subscriber 🤘🏻 if you have any special tips for vehicle (Custom cars and hot roads/ Motorcycles and such) that would be awesome too!

    August 11, 2019
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  60. Cyle2 said:

    3:56 lmao

    August 14, 2019
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  61. Samira Aktar said:

    People think they can treat photographers like dirt which is why I’m afraid to start making money from it.

    August 14, 2019
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  62. Felipe Santos said:

    Tem algum br aqui nessa vida pra dar uma luz?

    August 15, 2019
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  63. Samie May said:

    Ok so tip five is so true!! I take my camera with me everywhere. I was at a wedding shower and the grooms mom was taking pics on her phone so I was like “hey I’ve got my camera would you like me to take pics for you?” And I ended up doing pics for the shower and on the wedding day as the bride and her girls got ready!! First time taking pics for an event and it was awesome!!!

    August 15, 2019
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  64. itsjoshuashawn said:

    100% Agree with all of these tips. I've seen others reference this in their comments, but understanding your worth as a creative is SO vital in becoming successful. Learning to be a decent business person is also VERY important, maybe even more so. There's a reason why certain creatives that are as talented as others get projects worth significantly more, and most of the time it's based on having good business acumen and understanding how to sell the perceived value you can provide to that client. It took me getting my first project, which paid me right under $4,000 (Definitely not a flex, it was a lot of hard work but invaluable experience) that showed me that we as creatives need to fight off the "imposter" syndrome as much as possible. To understand we are worth what we want (and probably more so), but we have to first believe that ourselves before we can expect others to. Keep killin' it everyone & good luck! 🤙🏼

    August 16, 2019
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  65. As Ap said:

    I just made my first money…4$$ for few pics hahah

    August 16, 2019
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  66. Jem Almunds said:

    Thank you Peter!

    August 17, 2019
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  67. cade_olson said:

    Yeah I'm starting out at $150 and am not sure if I should do more. I'm shooting on L lenses now so maybe I need to up that rate 😂

    August 17, 2019
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  68. TUTORIALS FOR ARCHICAD BEGGINERS said:

    bro youre too good for business once Donald steps down i will vote you as next president

    August 19, 2019
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  69. Mason Harris said:

    Doing stuff for free at first is great, but I found it hard to tell those people (generally friends and family) that I had to charge them the second (or third time). Putting my foot down was difficult, but eventually, they agreed. They saw it was a passion, and that I wanted to make money doing it (or at least pay off my camera). It all works out in the end, and I think what Peter said about putting yourself out there and seeking out the work is what it ALL boils down to. If I'm the only guy in my town who is out seeking all the jobs and getting the gigs, then all the photographers who sit at home, waiting for people to call them, won't get anything. I'm taking their work. Having skill and technical know how doesn't really mean anything if you don't put in the work on the business end. Work ethic matters.

    August 21, 2019
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  70. Gabriel Coelho said:

    Thank you very much Peter!

    August 24, 2019
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  71. Jordan Moorman said:

    I'm amazed Youtube did not ban this video for having a nerf Gun.

    August 25, 2019
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  72. Stephanie Keller said:

    I literally wanna marry you

    August 28, 2019
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  73. Ami Agbolegbe said:

    I work in a different industry entirely and this list is STILL useful. Great post

    August 28, 2019
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  74. Natalie Keeton said:

    Has anyone tried to be an Airbnb listing photographer to build a real estate portfolio?

    August 28, 2019
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  75. Louie Swinton said:

    Get a first paid client is really hard, especially when you moved to another non-English speaking country. 😭

    August 29, 2019
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  76. Yoko Kurama said:

    Tips on doing stuff other than portraits?

    August 29, 2019
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  77. Garry Burgess said:

    And if they say no, then you shoot them with the toy gun that you were branding at the beginning of the video?

    September 1, 2019
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  78. AKA Vanilla Soft Serve said:

    Been Binge Watching You All Day ^.^

    September 2, 2019
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  79. Nathan Vu said:

    What camera do you use for all of your video editing or the one your currently using in this video? Such great quality!

    September 6, 2019
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  80. merchmakerpros dotcom said:

    Solid advice. Standard business practices that can be applied to many professions.

    September 7, 2019
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  81. Alikhan Dibirov said:

    Thanks, Peter. Very useful.

    September 9, 2019
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  82. Enzo Farias said:

    This man really did just waste a Red Bull

    September 10, 2019
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  83. Phillip G said:

    Awesome video.

    September 11, 2019
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  84. Ognjen Milosevic said:

    Why would someone buy a picture anyway, can someone explain to me please ?

    September 12, 2019
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  85. Abdrrahim Irkha said:

    Big up

    September 15, 2019
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  86. Travis Augustin said:

    WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE TO DISHOUT ALL YOUR PHOTOS TO ALL THE VARIOUS WEBSITES

    September 16, 2019
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    September 21, 2019
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  88. parz1 said:

    what a waste of a redbull

    September 24, 2019
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  89. Rachel Rapp said:

    This was actually REALLY helpful!

    September 25, 2019
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  90. Jason Markson said:

    You forgot TIP #6: Always carry business cards

    September 27, 2019
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  91. jp 001 said:

    Ouch.

    September 30, 2019
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  92. Stan Leery said:

    I work in medicine sometimes I still think about getting into photography 4 pay. Just Basics to make any serious money… Then again they say do what you love and the money will come people routinely comment on the prints I've got hanging from my walls on what great shot say where they want to know where I bought the pictures

    October 1, 2019
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  93. 360Gipsy / Kiki said:

    Awwwwwesome 🎥

    October 2, 2019
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  94. tris. said:

    From what you said about meeting in person, what if you deal with social anxiety?

    October 4, 2019
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  95. Kurstey Perez said:

    Im new to photography but dude.. I love your vibe and you're so helpful!!

    October 7, 2019
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  96. Wissem Harzi said:

    i don't like who unlike this 🙂

    October 8, 2019
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  97. JUDAH PRAISE said:

    thank you this really helped me

    October 9, 2019
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  98. Yash Menghani said:

    Anybody got some video/blogs that teach more about the Business aspect of photo/video, i'm looking to learn more about earning a living out of filmmaking.

    October 10, 2019
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  99. Paulo Lopez said:

    YES!! Let's get it

    October 12, 2019
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  100. Pieter van Haaften said:

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    October 14, 2019
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