Get More Creative with Your Travel Photos
Every modern traveler takes a lot of photos. Now that we have all got smartphones the moment we see something interesting we instinctively take a snap.
The other day I was looking at photo collages from Hello Canvas and realized that a lot of my best shots are still going to waste. There are only so many photos I can on my blog or have turned into prints. This means that most of my photos are sitting on my hard drive. So, I’ve been working to come up with ways to let them see the light of day again.
I wanted to go beyond the suggestions I have already made in the post I wrote a while back. In that article I covered ideas like creating a scrapbook, memory jars, sharing them online and using them as screensavers. But, after a bit of research, I have been able to come up with four more suggestions.
Make money from them
My first suggestion is that you consider trying to make money from them. There are dozens of ways you could potentially do so. Everything from listing them on stock photo sites to selling them as print or printed on t-shirts can all work. Naturally, you will have to do your research and work out which approaches are likely to work the best for you.
If you have photos you are never going to want to publish yourself there is no harm in seeing if you can sell them to a stock photo agency. You are not likely to make a fortune, but what you do make can go towards your next trip. It is relatively easy to explore this option online via photography forums and travel blog websites.
Use them to promote your blog
Travel magazines and blogs are always looking for stories that are accompanied by good photos. So, potentially you could earn money that way or use your articles to get some publicity and maybe a backlink for your travel blog.
Use them to create personalized gifts
When you travel a lot it is almost impossible to be there for every family wedding, birthday or another important event. It is one of the downsides of living a nomadic life.
What you can do is to send a special gift to let everyone know that you are thinking of them at these times. There are lots of print firms out there that can take your most stunning shots and turn them into unique gifts.
It is now possible to have images you own printed onto a long list of items. The list includes quilt covers, blinds, crockery, mugs, placemats, and cushion covers. Some firms can even personalize items of jewelry using photos and engraved messages.
Create an interactive photo map
If you have a website, it is now possible to add an interactive photo map too it. You can set things up so that when someone clicks on a place with a pin on it some of your photos are displayed on the screen. There are now several providers out there selling this service.