Many photographers dream about earning a passive income through image library sales and although it involves a fair amount of work – such as careful planning, finding the right niche and effective pitching – it can be fun too. Stock and lifestyle photographer, Trevor Adeline, creates powerful visual stories of everyday life and gets to experience some awe-inspiring travel destinations and activities. Here’s how he does it:
For Trevor, one of the most important skills to have starting out, is communication. During his apprentice years, he worked and interned with some of the industry’s top players, and learnt that everything revolves around getting your vision across: First you have to communicate your idea to a potential client, then make sure your team understands what you need on set and, most importantly, the image you create needs to have a strong message.