Best Ways To Make Money From Timelapse Photography

Timelapse is a form of video that slows down the action by taking photos at predetermined intervals and then playing them back in fast motion.

Timelapse photography is one of the most popular styles of photography today. But making money with it can be tricky, especially if you want to earn an income from your work.

Below are four ways by Focus Wedding photographer team, with that you can make money with timelapse photography using readily available equipment and software.

1. Become an online contributor to stock footage websites

Online stock footage websites offer increasing amounts of timelapse and hyperlapse content, with iStock and VideoHive being two examples. If you contribute your work to such websites, it is possible to make money through royalties generated whenever somebody purchases the use of your work.

The process involves uploading your video via a special web interface, which is then moderated before being published on the website.

Focus Wedding photographer Toronto team state that the advantage of this method is that you can shoot with any camera, of any quality. The downside is that online stock footage websites only offer royalties between 20-25% of the license fee. So you have to be patient if you want to earn enough money through these websites to do this full time.

2. Become a member of royalty-free videos platform

Royalty-Free Videos is an online video library that offers full HD videos to customers who can purchase or rent licenses for their usage, with royalties set at 50%. Each week, new timelapse and hyperlapse content is added to the website.

The advantage of this method is that your work gets the attention of a potentially large number of buyers. The downside is that, as a newcomer, you won’t find it easy to make money from royalty-free videos alone.

3. Use timelapse photography as an extra

If you already earn an income from photography, you can mix in some timelapse videos with the stills shots. This is a great way of generating more income, especially if you go out of your way to shoot in places that are attractive for timelapse video. The downside is that you can’t expect to make money with time-lapse photography alone.

4. Collaborate with brands

We speculate that this strategy takes some time to get right. Find a company that you want to work with, approach them and offer your services for free in exchange for future revenue-share from the videos you create. It is possible to earn an income this way, but it takes time and patience before you get paid by a client.

Focus Toronto wedding photographer team state that the downside is that timelapse photography can be time-consuming to shoot properly, and in many cases clients will expect you to work for free with an unproven track record. Nevertheless, if you’re willing to put in the groundwork it is possible to generate ongoing income from timelapse videos.

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We specialize in creative, timeless wedding photography and cinematography with a modern and candid appeal.

We are best known for our creative approach to composition, non invasive style of documenting natural moments, flexibility in package customization and top notch dedication in customer service.

Since our inception in 2015, we have captured hundreds of weddings worldwide.

For each of the weddings, we strive to produce natural candid photography, with precision attention to details, companied by cinematic storytelling.

Since 2015, we have been servicing our wedding photography and wedding videography work in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario.

Our studio is based in Toronto, by Markham Road and Mcnicoll.

We are honoured to be a leader in the Toronto Videography industry.

By 2019, we have been named as top wedding photographers and videographers on wedding wire, even featured on 500px.  We are honoured and proud that our work has also been featured in Wedluxe, Pop Sugar, WPIC, Gay Wedding Mag, Elegant Wedding, Aisle Memories, Hey Wedding Lady, Modwedding, Brides and Weddings, Style Me Pretty Contributor via Lovely Find, Inspire Bride. 

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