Alan Chenkin, Learned about celebrities reading magazines at the supermarket checkout
Paparazzi sell their photos to the highest bidder, unless they are contract photographers (like staff photographers- who generally work for one organization). People with desirable photos on their cell phones can sell them too, AND BE PAPARAZZI – on sites like:
How to Sell Your Smartphone Photos for $5/Each – The Penny Hoarder
Paparazzi work hard at getting celebrity photos, and have to have relationships with middlemen, publications (and their attendant websites), and informers, who “leak” details about where celebrities will be. This article highlights how many of them work in Hollywood: “How do the paparazzi sell their pics” – Slate.com.
Website Editors and producers are always on the lookout for fresh pictures, so the paparazzi are filling a need, the consumer thirst for anything about their favorite stars! Candid photos of popular stars and celebrities get these websites more eyeballs, and higher rankings among the fan base and in searches. This results in more exposure and money from their advertisers.
When a paparazzi has a good photo to sell, He/She contacts the tabloids directly and arranges a price. Or:
How to Take and Sell Celebrity Photos – Wikihow
Building Your Paparazzi Business -Amazon Books
Paparazzi: Media Practices and Celebrity Culture 1st Edition – Amazon Books
Thanks for reading this, and keep a sharp eye out for celebrities!
(Should you encounter a celebrity, please be polite and ask for a photo opportunity first. Most are happy to oblige, and appreciate some respect, as you are profiting from their fame).
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