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Discussion in 'Presentation & Marketing' started by mark, Sep 22, 2005.
what made you decide to start selling your work?
To fund my ability to create more images.
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?
well you have to make a living somehow don't you?
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.
Fame, Fortune and the elevated Status of be and so called "Pro"!
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....!!!!
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 ..
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.
Just visited your website - now I get the "Early Riser" handle
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 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.