SEX - now that i have your attention, i want to know how to make money with my photos

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  1. spencer2004

    spencer2004 TPF Noob!

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    Hi, i have loads of really good photos and i would like to sell some, so it there any way i can send them somewhere. and also if anyone wants to buy some contact me plz and ill send you some (with copyright marks)
     
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    the short answer is: Shoot pictures people what to buy, then find the people who want to buy them.... Both are a lot easier said than done.
     
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    thanks
     
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    wish I could have been of more help. I thought others would have been, but honestly, that's all I learned in thirty years of photography business.
     
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    Maybe you can open an account at one of the online photo sharing sites, some have "Pro" accounts that allow you to sell prints through them. I think Shutterfly is one that does this. Not a lot of help, I know, but this really isn't a simple question to answer.
     
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    mysteryscribe has it right. You have to take a photo that someone would want, or you need to be paid for your talent to take photos that the client would want.

    The first would be flowers and the like that usually have wide appeal. Using online accounts you tend to get lost in a sea of others doing the same thing. If you can make a collection to put in a local gallery, or renting a table at a local fair etc... would probably be the best ways.

    The second would fall into family portraits, wedding photography etc..

    I think using the second method of being paid for your time is the easier way to get into making money from photography. The 1st is more difficult in my opinion.
     
  7. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Uh oh...

    I sense another wedding rebel being born.
     
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    The answer is simple. Hard work.

    Do you have a website? How do you market yourself?

    -Dewey
     
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    Hard work falls under the easier said than done clause lol
     
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    Mysteryscribe has it right...and if anyone here has experience he does. Theres a big difference between photos that people might want to look at for a minute and really like and a photo that someone would be willing to buy and hang on the wall or set on their coffee table. Once you jump across that crevace, then you would be well on your way and at a place many people haven't made it to.
     
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    well i was looking for a quick solution that dosent require me moving much but thanks anyway!
     
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    I havent sold any photos but after talking to some that have and reading through the boards the one thing I have learned is that there is no easy, quick solution to selling your work. It seems there is a lot of luck, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time. I absolutely love photography and hope to someday have a business but I have to admit that photography isnt a predictable business venture.
     

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