As a photographer, much of the work you do will be taking photographs for special events. However, there will often be call for stock photography as well, which can be a good way of generating additional income. You should consider the financial and portfolio benefits of stock photography, as this can really help with your career.
Some photographers are now offering stock photography packages. These are popular with businesses and corporations, who might want images to use on an ongoing basis. They will often be used for social media and on websites to help support the business’s marketing, so the photography needs to be good quality. This is why businesses are prepared to spend good money on a professional photographer.
You might also be able to use your imagery on stock photography websites, which people can download either for free or for a fee. You can make some money from royalties and begin to make a name for yourself.