what made you decide to start selling?

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  1. mark

    mark Member

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    what made you decide to start selling your work?
     
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    To fund my ability to create more images.
     
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    I've never sold a photograph. I've given many away. I've been paid very well to take photos but right now that's it. I need to start though, ebay, freestyle, and jandc are eating holes in my pockets. Does anyone have any recommendations for easy website development software for mac?
     
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    well you have to make a living somehow don't you?


    Clayton
     
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    ditto......
     
  6. MurrayMinchin

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    CONGRATULATIONS JORGE ON PASSING 4000 POSTS!

    I decide to start selling when I thought my work was good enough. People started buying (somewhat later) when they thought it was good.

    Murray
     
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    Fame, Fortune and the elevated Status of be and so called "Pro"!

    Not!

    I started taking pictures and gave alot of them away, cause people liked them, and a few people started offering money for images, and I started accepting the offers, cause I was out of work and needed to eat!

    Then I got a call, and the art of being broke is history....!!!!

    LOL

    Dave
     
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    had to pay some bills, and couldn't find work doing historic preservation work. i picked up my camera and 15 years later i am still doing it ..
     
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    I started selling work very young, I started shooting on assignment for magazines in my teens so getting paid for my photography seemed natural to me. However I didn't even attempt to sell any of my personal work until I was in my forties, when I was first asked to donate a print for Photo Soho, an auction benefit for the homeless. I was surprised that there were quite a few bidders for my work. With that and the encouragment of my wife I had a solo show in my town, which has a few galleries in it. The show did extremely well and it was the first time that I ever made serious money shooting my own stuff. It encouraged me to present my work to some galleries in Manhattan and on the first day I got representation. A year and a half later I closed my studio in Manhattan and do nothing but my personal work now. One has to make a living and I can think of no better way than to do photography.
     
  10. MurrayMinchin

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    Just visited your website - now I get the "Early Riser" handle :wink:

    I find your images and the fact you started selling your personal work in your forties inspirational...(guess which decade I'm in)...thanks.

    Murray
     
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    Murray thank you for your kind words. It's never too late to pursue one's dreams. In fact when you do it later in life you have a far greater appreciation for it. Again thanks.