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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by er111a, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. er111a

    er111a TPF Noob!

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    How can I get them seen and start selling them
     
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    Um, there's a website, something like stockphoto.com i believe, it allows people to buy your pictures both for photoshop editing purposes, and for pictures they like and want in nice quality, the advantage to this site is also that it gets your name "known."

    Second, you could try joining many photo competitions (with good pictures OC), obviously, if you win, that's also a decent amount of exposure.

    Um, i guess this one is a little in the long run, since i doubt youre over 21 and out of college due to your profile picture, but you can open up a studio.

    I feel like you should just work on getting pictures to look and be proffesional before venturing out to get money from them, no offense, i know you're starting, but i haven't seen anything out of your photos that looks proffesional and ready to sell, photography, at least for most, is not to get money but as a hobby, i would have fun with it, and if YOU become good, then it'll be alot easier to get your photos exposed.

    Btw, you seem to get a lot of hate on this forum it seems :p.

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/film-discussion-q/141477-selling-my-photos.html#post1407104 ?
     
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    what are some of your best photos?
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you are trying to run a business and get some money from photoshoots and bookings, you need to start with having a website to showcase your images. Alot of people think flickr is appropriate, but flickr ends up (for many) being a dump of images. Best to look into your own personal website, either totally custom or using set templates such as at zenfolio.com.

    Once thats done, get some business cards made, and its all about pounding the pavement to get clients.

    If you have images you want to try and sell as art, again, you need to pound the pavement to find potential buyers. Took a nice shot of something? See which companies might be interested in buying the photo.

    If you have product and other themed shots, as suggested, look into stock photography sites (istockphoto, shutterstock,...) and get them up there. Note that a single image download will get your a buck or two, if even that. Stock sites are about quantity of selling (and quality of work) if you want to make any true money.

    An article was floating around a week ago here about a guy whose images was bought off of istockphoto by Time Magazine and made its cover. The guy netted about $30 from the image sale (if even that) but if he would of been commissioned and worked / sold for Time, it would of been in the thousands.

    These sites often have very strict guidelines to get an image up.
     
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    er111a TPF Noob!

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    haha yeah thats for sure I do but oh well and yeah I am getting better these days I am taking bout 400-100 photos a week
     
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    Inst!nct TPF Noob!

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    can we see some of the best ones?
     
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    i think you should show some people here your "best" pictures and get feedback on them and if you get great feedback, then worry about selling them.
     
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    er111a TPF Noob!

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    yeah sure I am getting a ablum together should be done by monday
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You can see posts a user had made in their profile. Look for threads started by someone and that usually leads to the images they post

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...orum-photo-gallery/182729-girlfriend-c-c.html
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...ery/181913-something-scary-halloween-c-c.html
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...m-photo-gallery/181181-3-photos-need-c-c.html
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...lery/179986-old-life-returned-c-c-please.html

    And in looking at back posts, I found that the same question has been asked in the past.

    What do you hope to achieve more with a new thread on the same subject?

    From what I gather, you don't want to do stock photography, you don't want to open a business doing portraits.
    You want to take pictures of what you like and sell them as art to people for them to hang on their walls, correct?

    On Oct 15th, Overread posted the best reply to your multiply asked question
    So what else do you want?
     
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    It's difficult to give advise to someone if you can't judge the direction they are heading... Let's see your work. First you need to establish what your target market is. Can't do this if we don't know what your subject matter is.
     
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    i was going to suggest local fairs or art/wine festival type of things.
     
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    yes, i noticed this previously, and have looked at the past 5 pages of posts he has done, i linked his other thread in my original post last afternoon to show this to him. My main problem is i feel that this user is only taking pictures to make money, which is why he's over processing his pictures IMO, im interested in his new and improved pictures, id love to see them, so at least OP give us a teaser?
     

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