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Easy to Use Digital Camera: How to Earn Money Online From Your Photos

Updated on August 22, 2014

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More than ever before it is easy to pick up a camera, take some super pictures and offer them for sale online. Here I'll show you how you can earn a little passive income and review the best selling, easy to use digital cameras. You don't have to be a professional to succeed and the improved technology in cameras these days can take some terrific photos.

Right now the ones included here are the best digital cameras, especially for anyone who has trouble with electronics or who just don't want the fuss of anything complicated. Elderly people and very young children often have trouble with gadgets but these ones are specifically designed to be easy to pick up and use plus large buttons and you have a result! Simple!

With the advent of the digital age photography is more and more accessible to people so it is little wonder many think of turning a hobby into a paying passtime or even a full time profession. Here I show you how to make a start on earning some money on-line. It is not a get rich quick scheme, like anything worthwhile it takes time, patience and skill.

If you are serious about earning money from your digital camera the internet is the easiest place to start. There are a number of companies who are looking for images to sell on to web designers, graphic artists and magazine editors. But the photos have to be something these people can sell on, so must be taken with a commercial view in mind. I'll let you in the secrets a bit lower down.

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What you need to get started

  1. Obviously a digital camera - you can start with a simple one but I suspect as you get hooked you will want to upgrade it. You need to check with the company concerned as to whether images from your particular camera are suitable. It usually depends on the megapixels available for best reproduction but since even mobile phone cameras have 12 it shouldn't be a problem. Most companies state plainly which camera images are unacceptable.
  2. A computer with broadband access. Downloading needs to be speedy.
  3. A PayPal account. It is simple to set up and you can then accept money from anywhere in the world. Be sure to read the guidelines of the site you are submitting to.
  4. Good Organisation: I can't emphasise this enough. You will be submitted large numbers of photos, probably to different sites so get organised right at the beginning.

    Create a dedicated folder in your email for selling photographs.

    Make sure you take a note of the user name and password you use for each separate company right at the start, don't wait until you join a few or it will get complicated to remember.

    Create a separate folder for each company, keep track of which ones you have submitted, to which company and whether they have been accepted or rejected. If they are rejected - bin

This is my best selling Easy to Use Digital Camera - Under $150

I confess, I'm a bit of a camera fan and this point and shoot camera probably the best you can find online.

This little camera can make you look like a professional! You can take super photos with a single click of a button. Youngsters, the elderly or anyone who prefers the simple life, will love this digital camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W530 14.1 MP Digital Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W530 14.1 MP Digital Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)

Unlike traditional digital cameras, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusts settings resulting clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode. Kids on the playground, landscape shots, a beautiful flower or an indoor birthday party; all result in clear images without leaving auto mode.


Is this the easiest to use camera for seniors?

Some folk think so - read the reviews on the listings

Kodak has an enviable reputation and you can't do better than this bundle that gives you everything you need. The 14 megapixels resolution means there are wonderfully clear pictures and the Smart technology compensates for movement and so on. If you clink on the link you will be able see all the technical specs.

Basic Photo Tips to help get better photos - Light and Shadow

  1. Take time to make sure your lighting is good
  2. Avoid reflections; make sure you and your shadow are out of the picture
  3. Use natural light where possible
  4. Avoid harsh shadows.
  5. Check your background for distractions - you don't want a lamppost sticking out of someone's head for example.

    You might also think about the fact that most companies will reject photos with cluttered backgrounds.

  6. Avoid underexposure, decrease your shutter speed or increase the aperture size of pick the right setting on your auto camera.
  7. Avoid overexposure, increase the shutter speed or decrease the aperture size pick the right setting on your auto camera.
  8. Avoid pointing the camera directly at any light source
  9. Use lamps rather than overhead lights or flashes
  10. Use wax paper in front of the flash to soothe out shadows
  11. Use pure white cloth, paper or cardboard to photograph isolated objects

Basic tips on focus

  1. Learn to use your camera completely; this is the best tool you have
  2. Use a tripod to avoid camera shake
  3. Ensure the object you are aiming at is in full focus unless you intend a soft or blurring image

Point and Shoot - the easy way to take great photos - I'm all for the easy life - how about you?

This camera has big buttons that make it a snap to take great snaps. Of course those photos will be more than simple shots - they will look really professional and will capture all those memories you want to hold close for years and years. if you think of yourself as being technically challenged as they say, this camera is the one for you.

Panasonic DMC-FH25A 16.1MP Digital Camera with 8x Wide Angle Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Blue)
Panasonic DMC-FH25A 16.1MP Digital Camera with 8x Wide Angle Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Blue)

Panasonic's popular iA mode, a suite of technologies that engage automatically with no setting changes needed by the user makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos. The LUMIX FH25 features two new iA functions AF (Auto Focus) Tracking and Intelligent Exposure.


What srock photo companies want

Things to keep in mind

The most commonly bought images are people; senior citizens, children, white, black, Asian, Hispanic, Indian; situation shots or actions shots being those needed. For most sites you need a model release form signed for each series of photos you take of a person in which their face is recognisable. In the case of children, it must be signed by a parent or guardian. Do be careful of the photographs you take - the days when you could get away with candid shots are long gone. That said, a polite enquiry if it is okay to take their picture will usually result in delighted acquiesce.

Also popular are food, sports, sexy, family, gym, spa, massage, therapies, money, business and office related photographs.

1. Good sharp color

2. A sharp clear subject

3. The Image must be in focus

4. An interesting clear subject

5. A subject that is conceptual/commercial

6. A subject that is fun

7. A subject that is unusual

8. A subject that is attractive

9. A subject that is active

10. A subject that could be used for many purposes

Digital cameras for seniors 2014-2015

under $100

Now these cameras have been especially designed with elderly people in mind - they have super large buttons and a big screen for easy use. Click to see all the manufacturer's details.

Cobra Digital DCA1230 5MP Digital senior cameraCHECK PRICE

New-5MP Digital senior camera - CBD-DCA1230CHECK PRICE

For a Fast and Easy Start to Selling Your Photographs

If you, like me, are impatient to see your work appearing on the internet and indeed earning money I suggest you start with Triond. The rewards are not extensive but it is a good start and a good place to begin building a portfolio.

PICABLE:This is a self publishing site where you can submit photographs, when

they are picked up and published you share in the royalties which come

mainly from advertising alongside your photograph.

There is also a friendly site at REDGAGE that is easy to use and has a friendly community.

You don’t earn huge amounts – very little in fact – but they are great to get started and to help you build experience.

Sell your photographs to Microstock Companies

Microstock companies are those that hold millions of images for sale to business, web designers, book editiors etc. It is as well to note that the standard of photography required by these companies is high. Each company detail exactly what sells and what doesn't and their reviewers will not hesitate to reject any image they think is substandard or without content merit.

You can shop around for great easy to use camera on Amazon - Here's a few I've found and can recommend

If you are looking for a camera you don't have to fiddle with, you're probably not all that interested in all those numbers they throw at you - but if you are - click the link and you can read all about it and see any customer reviews Amazon has up on each item.

Canon Powershot A1200 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Black)
Canon Powershot A1200 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Black)

I always look for the good brands when it comes to cameras and of course Canon is right up there at the top. This one has all the functionality you need and want, and it is easy to operate too. This one also gives you the option of using the large LCD screen to line up your shots or you can use the veiwfinder. More info when you click.


Kodak EasyShare C182 Digital Camera Bundle(Purple)CHECK PRICE

Our research has found that people interested in Easy To Use Digital Camera have been getting great results using Kodak EasyShare C182. Click Here to learn more from the people who know - customers who have bought and used this easy to use camera.

Customer Reviews for the Kodak Easy Share Digital Camera

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    • PAINTDRIPS profile image

      Denise McGill 3 years ago from Fresno CA

      Really valuable information here. Thanks.

    • Scott-Moore profile image

      Scott Moore 3 years ago from Birmingham Al

      This is good information and I need to start trying this again. I have a better camera now and have never tried some of these other sites.


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      craftybegonia 3 years ago from Southwestern, United States

      Nice information! It is also good to have an eye for composition, if you are going to photograph food or items on a table. To work with daylight is the best but to have a knowledge of lighting will come in handy if the day is overcast or stormy and the light is dim.

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      ezzly 3 years ago

      Great ideas thanks! I've just purchased my first dslr ...wish me luck!

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      Ann 3 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      hope he does well with them Janiece

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      JanieceTobey 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these tips on selling one's photos! I'll pass this info on to my son. He'd like to sell some of his photos.

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      Jimmy J Oliver 4 years ago

      Great Lens Ann, I have a Canon PowerShot SX 150 Digital Camera, love its simplicity, does what it says on the box - point and shoot!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Good piece of technique :)

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      cjbmeb14 lm 5 years ago

      Some great choices here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are all so cute! Keep working ,great job!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Good choices and enjoyed your lens and photography!