Street Style Photographers Now Banking $1000 A Picture


Believe it or not, there once was a time when blogging was nothing but a hobby, something people did in their spare time because they were particularly interested in a subject or needed an outlet for their creative output. Now, bloggers like BryanBoy make over a $100,000 a year, 14-year-olds get profiled by The New Yorker, and street style photographers earn some serious cash for catching the right sartorial snap at the right time.

In a recap of the Autumn / Winter 2011 season of shows, The Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed offers a rundown of this past fashion month’s six biggest takeaways — and buried halfway through his third entry on “Streetstyle Paparazzi” is this gem on the high-fashion payday some of these photogs are getting.

Several street style bloggers told me confidentially that the competition is extremely fierce for getting the best photographs, which can then be sold on to global editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar each for as little as $200, but up to $1000 or more.

Professional photographers can make many, many times that if they’re hired to shoot an editorial for one of the aforementioned magazines, but as any aspiring snapper knows, those gigs are very few and far between (and have a tendency to go to the same people over and over and over again.) In other words: getting paid $1000 for a single image is pretty lucrative.

And barring that, photogs should set their sights on what was presumably a very lucrative Intel contract, or at the very least, a biographical documentary, no?

[via Business of Fashion.]

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