A career as a freelance photographer not worth considering until recently. A few years ago, if you want to start a freelance photography business was too much material to buy. You also need to know all the different camera settings, f stop, speed of film should I use, etc.
Thanks to digital film cameras of choice is no longer a problem. You do not have to know much except how to set the camera in automatic mode, aim and shoot.
However, if you're like me, I need to experiment with different settings to be fun and interesting. You can capture only a little imagination and thinking before we put this family celebration or walk in the woods.
In this economy, many of us are looking for ways to generate additional income. If you take good pictures now there are ways to sell your photos online. If you have a good eye and take beautiful photos, there are many sites where you can download the photos and try to sell them. Just read the rules of these sites and make sure you have permission from all persons in the pictures, you need a version of them before you or someone else can use them. I usually take landscape so you do not have to worry about obtaining the authorization forms. If your pictures are really good to be used by many different sources, giving you a residual income. Many people have started with one or two good images for sale and now has hundreds of different websites. If you search the internet you will find many sources of advice on digital photography.