You'll be glad to know that Michael Kenna makes a lot more than $300 per print. His prints, which are all approximately 8x8 inches, sell for between $2,000 and $7,500, depending on which number in the edition they are. And he regularly sells out editions of certain prints in each show. Besides prints, his landscape work sells through books and calendars and I believe digital image licensing. Michael Kenna is in fact a highly successful photographer.
Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac
And let's think about it. He shoots a Hasselblad, which many "experts" would say wouldn't be adequate for serious landscape work. He prints everything 8x8 inches, which many of those same experts would say is too small for landscape work. He uses black and white film. His printing style is very personal and stylized. He probably is the perfect example of how to earn a living from photography. He believed in himself, and he went his own way.