2) Event photography. Bring your digital camera and a compact photo printer (try Hewlett-Packard's Photosmart A626 for $150, street, or Epson's PictureMate Dash-PM 260 for $95, street) to carnivals, street fairs, parades—anywhere people gather—and snap candid moments or posed portraits. You'll get more comfortable talking to strangers, and even if they don't buy your photos, you'll build your portfolio.
3) Photo books.** Try a service such as Blurb Book Publishing (www.blurb.com) to make souvenir photo books of events or to put your knowledge in print with a text-and photo DIY book. Then promote and sell your creation on the site's online storefront. You set the price and pocket the profit.