Money for photos??????

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  1. iDance

    iDance TPF Noob!

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    ok.
    so i just starting up.
    right now photography is just a hobby.
    but i would like to sell some of my stuff.
    so how do i go about starting that.
    where do i start???
    and how so i start???
    can someone please help me.
    it would be greatly appricated.
     
  2. BmDubb

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    lol, you need to look before you ask... I just asked this question yesterday.. Still on page one :mrgreen:
     
  3. NateS

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    You need to improve your photographs a lot too. I looked at your other thread....you have potential and not a bad start, but those are far from what I would consider sell-able quality.
     
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    Well i tired asking about how to start selling in that thread, but no one would respond to my direct question. That is why i posted my own.
     
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    Thank You.
    How so you think i need to improve?
    Like what can i do to improve on my work?
     
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    One, go buy the book Understanding Exposure. Read it. Second, post your shots on here for awhile and get c&c on your images. Take the advice seriously and don't get defensive when people down talk your images....they're doing it to help you improve. Doing those two things and having a desire to learn and improve will get you there pretty quick. Like I said your images aren't THAT bad, but they just look like some p&s snaps.

    I thought about trying to sell my photographs when I was at your stage. Looking back now (with the quality I've gotten too), I would be horribly embarassed to have some of those early phtoographs printed and hanging on people's walls.
     
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    Alright.
    So i will go a find this book.
    Thank You.
    I try not to be defensive because i know people can do so much better then what i can do.
    So i take things to heart, and try to improve on what im doing wrong, or could do better.
     
  8. DennyCrane

    DennyCrane No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's a great book. Good advice.
     
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    Once you make that leap and can look at selling photos, I do have some popular options for selling photographs online (I used to work in fulfillment).

    Many folks will tell you that selling online isn't easy & you have to be excellent to make money from it (probably a source of passive income for most). And many photographers still make their money by selling at art fairs and the like...
     
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    the problem with it being a source of passive income for most damonb is that the passive income gets spent on new equipment so really it's passive spending for most.;)
     
  11. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Success at selling your photographs is way more about having marketing/selling skills than photography skills.

    If you're good at marketing and sales, the quality of your images has little top do with making money.
     
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    That is rather a considerable stretch. :lol: Sure business skills are important, but what is remembered after you have left the picture so-to-speak is the quality of your shots or lack thereof.

    skieur
     

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