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By Urban Videography — 5 years ago
Photographers looking for a way to earn money by putting their skills to work will often choose wedding photography as the method of doing so. It’s a smart choice, especially when you consider that weddings are not likely to stop taking place any time soon. Wedding photography is a huge market that attracts a large number of photographers, which ends up meaning that the level of competition makes it hard to succeed. That has left many folks looking for a way to stay in the business, with professional destination wedding photography and video becoming a popular alternative.
The fact is that wedding photographers tend to stick to their own local market, and you need only look through Yellow Pages to see how saturated that market has become. Few are willing to take on the risk or expense of traveling beyond their own self-imposed perimeters, which also means that they are potentially leaving a lot of business and money on the table. When it comes to wedding photography, all the glamor tend to take place at the end of the lens, but photographers can now soak some of it up by travelling the world to sell their skills.
There are a number of different reasons why a wedding photographer or videographer might opt to take their show on the road, and not all of it comes down to money. For many, travelling to different parts of the world represents the best opportunity they will ever get to see those exotic locales, especially on someone else’s dime. There are those that choose to follow this career path for a month or two out of the year, using it as a working vacation of sorts, whilst also reaping some other valuable benefits.
One of the biggest benefits to be had by becoming a destination wedding photographer is the opportunity to create and build a stunning portfolio. Taking a month or two to build that up can mean an incredibly large increase in jobs when the photographer returns to their regular happy hunting grounds. Let’s face it; most people are wowed by pictures from foreign locales than they are by what lies in their own back yard. Seeing the pictures taken in those exotic destinations may be enough to steer them in the direction of one photographer over the competition.
The reason that the need for destination wedding photographers has grown is because more and more couples are looking to be wed in a unique setting. Making that move often means heading to another country where finding an English speaking photographer might not be that easy. This is where a portfolio that showcases images from various parts of the world really comes into play. People want a beautiful memory of their wedding day that they can look at for years to come, even if that means paying top dollar to fly in the photographer that can help them achieve that dream. If you are a wedding photographer and love to travel, destination photography may just be the thing you are looking for.