- Arts and Design
"Photographers Make Big Money Transforming Photographs To Realistic Oil Paintings Within Photoshop"
BEFORE AND AFTER
An Untapped Market
If you are an average to good photographer and have more than a basic knowledge of Photoshop, check out this possible money making opportunity.
Photoshop contains a process (also referred to as "workflow") that takes any black and white or color image and "paints" a finished portrait. The magical process renders a realistic oil painting. Now, you can be the artist offering affordable 'paintings' for a local market; or take it further to international art lovers with your new business website.
Photoshop is a software program; relatively expensive, but your results will be nothing short of miraculous. if you are worried about the learning curve, many helpful tutorials are available on the Internet. Conversely, if you are a great photographer, think of purchasing Photoshop for this one process. Once you learn the singular method, then branch out to learn other money-making skills.
1. Offer transformations of a relatively decent photograph into beautiful, hand-painted portraits.
2. If portrait photography isn't something that appeals to you, sell your digitized, Photoshop oil renderings of landscapes to stock photography companies... there are literally hundreds of them to be found on the Internet.
3. Are you a true "artist" in every sense of the word? Making a living delighting people with your true artistic passion improves your chances of making this career choice a success.
4. Hire a professional to design your website. Show 'Before' then 'After' images side by side. (As I did in the hub.) Photoshop produces such realism, your business will sell itself. Once your website is online, begin marketing your new business idea. Tell your site viewers you can magically morph THEIR photos and now you have a world-wide reach.
Getting that first customer is always difficult, but don't be discouraged. This is a typical problem for most photographers and is normal for most new businesses. Sell on eBay, put a small box ad in your local paper or your local Internet directories. Since your service will appeal to many people and businesses (funeral homes, for example) these are good ways to begin.
Showing your artwork in busy places (banks, restaurants, libraries, community centers, coffee shops, etc.) is another good strategy. You will need permission from the building owner(s) to show your work, so do your detective work and then get the proper permission.