Have you ever think to explore Singapore and selling your travel photos? If you want to do it for your main focus job or simply as a side working while you doing other job than hope my story today will inspire you.
Hi lovely photographer friend my name is Bima and thank you for visiting my photography blog. I’ve been shooting for weddings across Bali, Jakarta and Maldives since 2008 and exploring this world by push my camera shutter and share it on this blog.
As a photo lover I could say that I got tons of files that fulfil my hard drive and I got nothing from it at all but in 2017 I found a nice platform that I could use to keep all my travel photo files in a better way. I’m not going to tell you that you just can keep your photos but also SELL IT to worldwide area. When I could earn from $0.25 to $8.80 per download than you even do better way than me. If you want to know how to do it than you are in the right spot my friend. But before that let me share a basic information about exploring Singapore in a good way.
Tips to Explore Singapore with an Eye of Photographer
Singapore is must visit country for everyone and seems to be this country made a great decision by allowing as many traveler to come in. If you coming from South East Asia country just like me than it must be free visa but if you coming from others than you could find it out more on Singapore Embassy.
Find Your Reliable Flight Ticket
Being a photographer will bring us to the next level of capturing moments, here we’re not only push the shutter but also enjoying the culture, human interest, city scape, or even journalism. Singapore is a small country with tons of beautiful things that you could explore more so when you gonna do that than first thing that you can do is browse your flight ticket immediately and buy as fast as you can!
Sightseeing Singapore Like a REAL Singaporean
Singaporean use MRT train and SMRT bus to every single corner of this city, surely they provide a nice taxi, Grab, or Gojek but they will charge you more cause in some spot like Orchard Rd or other main tourism road there is a ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) but my Singaporean friends also called as Electronic ROBBERY People cause they will charge your money more and more if you travel by car.
Over than 5 times exploring Singapore with these two public transport and they were so convenient and fast. If you would like do the same thing just like me or Singaporean than download this MRT map.
Find the Best Accommodation for You
I travel a lot both for photography business and leisure with family and for over than 10 years I use 2 online platform for covering my accommodation. If I wanna stay in a hotel that using formal and luxury hospitality standard than using Agoda.com is a great choice but when I travel for enjoying the local treasure such as food, people and even meet the host directly than using Airbnb will be better, if you gonna try Airbnb than you can use my airbnb referral credits to earn US$30 discount for your airbnb booking!
Having Fujifilm XT-3 on my hand was incredible and it helps me a lot to capture all the city scape in Singapore, food, architecture details, signage, transportation and more.
Generally this camera has a different setting features on its body comparing to other brands but it’s totally INSANE! Colors and contrast are superb and so natural so if you are a photographer who don’t wanna retouch your photo too much on Lightroom or any other retouching software than this great classic shape camera is a great choices.
Cause I wanna shoot for selling my photos in Shutterstock than I don’t wanna get mess with gears luggage so I bring simple pack of photography gears such as:
Shooting with Fun in Singapore
Visiting and explore Singapore for over than 5 times bring me bored to stay in a touristic area like Orchard, Bugis, and Chinatown so what I did is stay in nice Airbnb unit in Tanjung Katong that belong to one of local housing in Singapore.
Visiting all those places are amazing but I could tell you that they were touristic and you couldn’t enjoy your day when the tourist come. Going to some other place like Dakota, Paya Lebar, Geylang, or even goes to Bedok will be nice. It’s more convenient, there are a park, river or lake where you can sit down, relax, and shooting perfectly.
Using MRT train is amazing but I suggest you to ride the SMRT bus too, you could stop everywhere once you see there is an interesting places. When I was there I ride my bus and wanna go to Chinatown but once my bus passing by the famous Haji Lane area which is close to Arab street and Kampong Glam than I asked my wife and kids to stop there and cancel our plan to Chinatown.
Kampong Glam was fantastic, it’s a narrow street with beautiful wall painted, artistic street artist and for sure shopping store and tasty restaurants. Walking down on that street and start shooting for amazing moment that you will got for whole day.
2 simple steps that I could share to you if you want to exploring Singapore with fun are:
- WAKE UP EARLY and start shooting when Singaporean do less work
- Just PUT 1 LENS AND SHOOT, no need to change lens many times cause you gonna miss the moment
On my previous story I already told that shooting and selling travel photos on Shutterstock platform is really simple even you can do by using mirrorless camera so today I’m gonna share some of my photos that I got from my explore Singapore session and hope you got an inspiration through it.
Now you see how simple to shoot stock photo and sell it online! you can follow me by explore Singapore or go to some other destination that you dreaming for and live in a freedom life. It’s simply a daily shots that you can find every where even you can take a photo from your daily life containing food, culture, people and etc.
Sign Up on Shutterstock for FREE and Start to Sell ‘Ur Photos
I could say that sign up for Shutterstock is as simple as sign up for facebook or other social media, it’s 100% FREE but here you could tell them how they should send your money and generally you definitely have a Paypal account.
Here below are my earning proof by selling travel and food photos on Shutterstock, you might see my earning it’s not quite enough to cover standard monthly cost but imagine when this system allow you to earn money passively – I means you are able to earn money even when you sleep like a baby!
What I believe here if I do it consistently than it gonna be one great investment for my retirement plan, in fact I ever read some quote that saving simply US$10 per month for your ENTIRE LIFE and spend it into great next level investment will help us to have beautiful day in our old age.
Now it’s your turn to let all travel and food photos that you’ve got become a money machine, go sign up on Shutterstock for FREE and start selling your photos.
Shooting and capturing objects in photography is not only fulfil your hard drive, it’s totally investment that you can do to earn passive income in the next future. If you love for what I’m saying in this story and wanna ask about selling photos online than just drop me a comment below and I’ll reply it as soon as possible.
Do it consistently and be tough cause photography is one great choice to living for sure!