Start an Adventure Photography Service
I remember on one of my adventure tours I hired a professional photographer to follow us on a 2 week travel tour through California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. We ended up with many photographs. I believe it was over 1,000 in the end. That was 10 years ago and I am still using those photographs to promote my business.
Why not grab your camera and seek out a unique NICHE to focus on and start taking pictures while doing something you love. I am talking about being an Adventure or Travel photographer for companies. You find companies that are organizing tours, trips, adventures, you name it. Then sell your service to them. You will get to come along for the ride while you do your job.
It will require the discipline to make sure you remember that you are there to take photos and not participate in the tour or adventure. If a company is edgy about paying a large fee for your service, you can ask them to offer the additional benefit to the people on the tour. If there are 10 tour people and your fee is $2,000 then the company can split that with the people on the tour, so that each person pays $100 and the company pays the other $1,000.
This way the company still gets the copyright to the photographs and the clients get photos that they are in. Even though many people carry a camera around with them these days it is a load off their minds knowing that someone else is taking care of the photo taking. I travel a lot in groups and most do NOT want to be the camera person. Even the designated cameraperson does not want to worry about taking photos (especially when they are not in them). Just as people love the sound of their name they also care about one thing – themselves (on an average). So you can capitalize on that desire and offer to provide a premium photography service to as specific niche market and get paid twice. Once with the fee and twice with the adventure. And there is a bonus benefit of making new friends. Either way you earn $2,000 while on vacation.