Do photographers earn a lot of money? A photographer with talent and dedication can earn a lot of money, yes. Of course, there are a lot of factors at play beyond the usual location, experience, etc. In addition, you need to consider how diversified your income is. Most photographers earn from photo shoots, sales of printed material, workshops and other passive income.
During the high season, it's not unusual for full-time workers to work 60 to 80 hours a week in their photography business. I sincerely believe that the more people dedicate themselves to professional photography as a part-time business, the more difficult it will be to do it full time. Not only that, but the demand for professional photography is decreasing every day, as people carry their phone cameras everywhere, giving them the ability to capture images in moments. In addition, with more and more people becoming professional photographers, the market is full of people trying to start a photography business.
However, it also depends on whether you find a full-time position or work as a freelance photographer, whether you diversify your income by offering workshops or selling images on stock photography websites, etc.