How Do They Do That !

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  1. mark day

    mark day TPF Noob!

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    Any advice on selling a image or going about it

    Do you guys use image banks ? or badger a buyer to use your image ?

    Or some kind of agency….
     
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    If theres a flee market close by you can frame them and sell your pictures. The problem is with flee markets is that no matter how nice the picture people expect things cheap.

    Another way is to go to a store that sells art and just ask them up front if they would like to sell your photos. I'm sure if your confident that your art is quality then they wouldn't say no. And if worse comes to worse don't take no for an awnser!
     
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    cool and I take it most freelancers out there working as professionals are selling their work through word of mouth or have worked up a good client base over the years ..
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    The key to selling images is that people need to want to buy them.

    Think about what kind of images people usually want to buy and work from there.

    Your avator is horrifyingly distracting BTW
     
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    digital flower No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    :lol: Yeah, slow that thing down, please.
     
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    Or think about what kind of images you would love to shoot and then start from there.
     
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    How is that going to help him sell?
     
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    While to some extent others have to love your work you tend to make better shots (at least I do) if you are shooting something you love. That is why my nature or macro shots always seem to turn out better then others. Plus if you love it your more then likely to go out and get the shots.
     
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    Good question.

    For me, sales/profit should not be the primary motivating factor while involved in a creative endeavour. If you are open-minded and work/push hard, it will come. Those are merely the bi-products. Wouldn't it be nice if you are making money off of something you love doing, rather than thanking God for Friday, week after week?

    I really like Rodney Smith's view on this:


    Then again, there aren't any 'right' ways.
     
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    I agree with Rodney Smith, but it doesn't really answer the OP's question.

    I like shooting landscapes and naked girls. I don't beleive I'll be able to sell many of those.
     
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    I know; I was responding to you. :)

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    As for the original question, it depends on the type of images that you are planning to sell.

    If you are looking to sell your images to the editorial market these two books may help you:
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1582973954/sr=1-1/qid=1138760857/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-9737138-8690363?%5Fencoding=UTF8"]2006 Photographer's Market[/ame]
    Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2006

    If you are interested in selling stock images, there are some leads in the 2006 Photographers Book mentioned above. Apart from the ones listed in the book, you can submit your work to Corbis, GettyImages, Comstock, IPNStock.com, IstockPro.com etc.
    Then there are places like istockphoto.com where you will be able to sell your images for dirt low prices.
     
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    I can't help you there, but the top notch photographers that we see around weren't born with all the skills, marketing etc.
     

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