My camera is from about 2001 and rather limited by today's standards. 5 megapixel, ISO400 at the most, f/8 is the smallest aperture, noise even in good light, a few hot pixels in the CCD, no raw data, etc.
I've taken many nice photos with this, but can't do much with them. Microstock (or even regular stock) might be a fun way to put the photos to use and earn a few bucks, but they want higher res and clean images. Prints to be framed and shown can only be so big. Unless I catch some big historical moment, these aren't going on any magazine covers.
With the limited res and quality, what ways can these images be of use to others and earn me some extra money? It'd be real nice to earn enough to by a serious new camera this year. (And a lighting kit and filters and...)
So far the most viable thing I've come up with is to do heavy image processing on up-sized photos, adding artistic effects to make digital art. See for example http://jeffcottwilson.com/Wilson.htm The fine detail is mathematically generated ("procedural textures" in the computer graphics world) and noise actually helps.
Perhaps I can get rich and famous from the digital art work, but I want to know what other ways my camera can earn its keep. Other photographers may have this same question but not interested in making digital art.