I do photography for events that have performances. Occasionally I will get paid for photos of the event.
I do document the events for the community. I do consider this as doing business. Thoughts???
This would not be considered your business, because the reason you are doing it is not for a livelihood. However it would depend on the reason you are taking the photoes. If you are doing it because you like doing it, etc. then it should not be done during aveilus. However if your primary intention is to do a chesed with the other people then it would be permitted.