Tools you need to make money in photography

You can start making money in photography

Photography is a fun and great way to make money on the road while enjoying Van life! I am a professional photographer and I use my cameras to create many different revenue streams with my photos.

You can make money in many areas:

  • Freelancing
  • Stock photography
  • Online cards
  • eBooks
  • Event photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Coffee-table style photo books
  • Sell Prints
  • Take pictures at local events
  • Sell photojournalism prints to news publications

If you want to pursue this line of work, I would suggest a high-quality camera with great glass (lens). I will link the cameras I use below. I choose these types of camera for the wide range they can cover. It gives me the flexibility to shoot people, sports and landscapes. Great job if you are living in your van full time.

One thing I always tell people getting into photography is by the best the first time. We all want to save money, but buying cheaper can be a waste of time and money. I know many people like myself who bought a great camera and wanted to save money on the lens. Then when you start getting good in photography you find out that the cheaper lens becomes your biggest issue.

You saved a few hundred in the beginning but know you learned your lesson, you have a $400 used lens you cant sell and need to buy the better one. You won’t regret buying the best the first time! You will regret losing money on trying to save money in the beginning. View my other post on How to make money selling your photography here.

I will list the cameras I currently own along with some I have tested and used. These first two cameras are amazing cameras! They both have full-size image sensors and movie capable.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

Canon 70 – 200 mm


Sony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) with Sony Vario-Tessar T FE 24-70mm

This Sony is a Great All around camera with fixed lens!

This third camera is amazing lens if you don’t want to have to buy and carry extra lens around with you. Amazing low light capability, fast auto focus and zooming feature.

Sony Cyber‑Shot RX10 IV

Find a camera that is right for you and begin a new career in photography!

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