Do you like to go out?
If you’re like us, you love the nightlife. Good music, good looking people, good times. These are the things that you look forward to every weekend while you plod your way through another long work week.
Do you love photography?
If you’re like us, you also love photography. You’re never without your camera, take a ton of photos everywhere you go, and love to play with photo editing programs on your computer. We’re sure we aren’t the only people who’ve cropped a person out of an otherwise sweet shot!
Now, if you are nodding your head at all of this; why not do what we did and put these interests and talents to work making you some dough? There is a high demand for skilled nightclub, concert, and nightlife photographers in the entertainment industry. What I’m saying is, yes, you can earn hard cash by going to clubs and shows and snapping pictures of all the beautiful people. Yes, you can make money meeting celebs, rock stars, and DJ’s and taking their pictures.
How much work can there be in nightclub photography?
The demand for good nightclub and nightlife photography is huge. Big cities, small towns, suburbs, wherever. So long as people are trying to make money slinging drinks or singing songs, there will be a need for people to pay for those drinks or to listen to that music. If you can help get customers to walk in the door and put down their hard earned money, then you have made yourself invaluable in the entertainment industry. With the “internetization” (sweet word we just made up!) of the world, it is more cost-effective for clubs and bands to advertise on sites like Myspace or Facebook than to use the old standbys of flyers or radio. The photos you can deliver as a nightclub and concert photographer will make you a key player in the nightlife scene, and give you a marketable skill set that can make you money.
Nightclub photography sounds too easy.
So why can’t any knucklehead with a camera stroll into a club and start raking in the dough while partying? Because taking quality pictures in a club or concert environment is not easy, that’s why. The lighting is poor and constantly changing. Your subjects are moving around, often drunk as skunks. It’s smoky, loud, and the list goes on. Taking quality shots in a club environment that someone will be willing to pay you for is an art, and not the kind you learn in school. There are no nightclub photography classes, no books for nightclub photographers, and nightlife photography information on the internet is difficult to find.
It took us more than a few years to master the skills of the nightclub photographer, but we learned everything through the school of hard knocks. Now that we know what we’re doing, we can truly say we have found a way to make money doing something we love. If you want to have this type of rewarding job, let us help you to learn how to do it. All you need to have is basic photography skills and a decent SLR camera. So, what are you waiting for?