Are you someone with a creative streak along with a sense of wanderlust? Then, travel photography could very well be your calling. It’s one of the most sought-after career choices these days. Travel photography offers a whole gamut of opportunities, you could carry your camera and capture beautiful sceneries as you travel across the globe! 

Here are somethings that you need to do to get started:

Travel Blogging

If you are an avid writer who also has an interest in travelling, then this job might just be the right fit. Also travel blogging is not just limited to writing and photographing the places that you visit. You could also turn your travel blog into a publication that focuses on a gamut of niches –  such as environmental images and articles highlighting climate changes issues, or you could also cover destinations affected by war. 

On Gigsy’s platform, you could create long term successful travel blogs and offer travel photography courses for aspiring photographers.

You can create a strong community of followers by sharing travel photography tips for beginners. You can also sell your pictures, upload videos of your travel stories and much more! Here are a bunch of useful features for you!

Photojournalist

Photojournalists are some of the most well-respected professionals in the world of travel photography. As a photojournalist, you’ll be more likely to get commissioned work from clients or publications. And your work will involve covering stories through photographs. You will be able to narrate stories in a very compelling manner and showcase them to the world. You could tell a story for a magazine, newspaper, online publication, or an NGO.  If you want to venture in this field, then you should be aware of the cut-throat competition that exists. So, you’ll want to gain a lot of experience before you approach editors or apply for jobs. You might want to consider internships, or starting your own website or blog where you can publish your own stories or photo features.

At Gigsy, you will be getting a free website with unlimited storage to upload your content. At the same time, you will be able to share your stories with an interested audience. You can easily upload videos, images, youtube links and much more on Gigsy. Check this video out where you could do all of this.

Destination Wedding Photographer

A destination wedding into an extravagant celebration if it’s captured well. Destination wedding photography, as the name suggests, is a type of photography which takes place at an unfamiliar surrounding than the one the photographer is based out of. As a destination wedding photographer, you have a lot of flexibility workwise. You could work in employment for an overseas wedding planning company or venue or you could be self-employed. You could choose the weddings you want to shoot for.

Most of the destination weddings take place at breathtaking locations such as  France, Italy, Thailand, and many more beautiful countries. For those of who you love capturing wedding candids as well as picturesque landscapes, this is a gig that combines both!

You will be able to get in touch with potential clients, connect with peers and form a strong community of fellow wedding photographers. You can launch online tutorials on the do’s and don’ts of wedding photography and can have people subscribe to them. Here’s how you can start an online video course!

Resort Photographer

Resort photographers are in high demand in places where there’s a ski, a beach, an island etc. Most of the resorts have these positions open throughout the year. Since the peak seasons tend to differ at different places around the world,  you as a resort photographer will have no dearth in finding work at any given point in time. You will feel like you are on a vacation because you will get many perks from the resort that you are working for. Apart from a fixed income, you will get discounted staff accommodation as well. 

Most often, the positions are flexible and you’ll be required to put in a few hours of work each day photographing people enjoying activities around the resort or taking part in events. You could also be booked for family portraits and work in the photography store on-site.

It’s a great way to gain travel photography experience and hone your skillset while getting to visit and explore a gorgeous destination at the same time.

By becoming a Creator on Gigsy, you can not only get an additional income, but you will also be able to carve a brand identity for yourself. You will be able to establish yourself as a domain leader. Gigsy provides various features for Creators with a lot of flexibility.

Conclusion

Combining your love of travel and photography is easier than you might think, with plenty of options to look out for. Whether you want to work as an employee for a large travel company, cruise ship or resort or be self-employed, the opportunities are many.

At Gigsy, we support Creators of all kinds, and we value the work that they put across the table. If you are someone who loves to take photographs, then this is the perfect platform for you to showcase your work, monetize your passion and create a loyal fan base.