Considering the top paid photographers in the world, here's a handy list of those who're envied by rest of the folks in the world of photography, and are considered as idols by beginner level photography fanatics.
- Tricia Gosingtian
- Annie Leibovitz
- Henri Cartier - Bresson
- Helmut Newton
- David LaChapelle
Wondering how much does a photographer make at this level? Astonishingly, all of them make much more than the $50, 000 as per federal government stats, though Annie Leibovitz has had some trouble repaying her loans, and been the center of controversies off-late.
When you take a look at the income level of best photographers (top 10% of all photographers), they make close to $60,400 - $62,430, which indeed turns out to be a handsome figure, while the median of the income levels of all photographers is just about $30,000.
So, go ahead and give it a shot; you can always try out part-time photography, and make few handy bucks. A decent camera, a quick guide to photography and passion to shoot some exotic photographs is all that it takes to try your hand in this field. So, think no more how much a photographer makes, but rather give it a shot, and see how much money you can make, working as a part time photographer.