Should You Be Filming Video as a Photographer
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- The short answer is yes. You should be filming video as a photographer.
- Video sells for much higher prices than photos.
- Since you are out there taking photos, and almost every DSLR is capable of recording video, why not switch to film mode for a while?
- I think there is a hole out there waiting to be filled on YouTube.
- That hole is short-form nature documentaries like Planet Earth.
- I would love to see someone making really cool nature documentaries about a specific species, place, or climate that are short and easy to digest.
- This is one gap you could fill by recording video.
- However, stock video is the easiest place to start.
- If you already sell your photos to a stock agency like Shutterstock or Getty Images, take the videos off your camera and upload them directly to that agency.
- You may start making an extra $100 every couple of months.
- If you know a bit about video editing, you can stabilize your footage, color grade it, or cut it to make it look more professional and increase the likelihood of sales.
- Lastly, you can use the footage to make behind the scenes videos for your website or YouTube channel.
- Everyone loves behind the scenes footage, so give the people what they want!
- Photographer Monte Isom swears his BTS videos have gotten him tons of clients he may not have landed otherwise.
- In the moments between shots, when you are lying in the damp grass appreciating the beauty of nature, flip that camera to video mode and do some filming!
- You’ll never regret capturing more media.
- The worst thing that can happen is you don’t use it.
- Give it a shot, and let me know what you do with it!