A&P Selling your own photos......

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  1. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    This was mentioned in another thread recently, but I wanted to get you guys experience on this as a whole. If I wanted to sell a picture that I have taken, what is my best route? I have no clue as far as what to do with it, but have heard several people mention the worthiness of selling a few shots I have taken.
     
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  3. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Not looking to get rich..........mainly looking to get better equipment, and if this can help in any way, shape, or form.........I am willing to give it a shot.
     
  4. natelam

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    Submit a portfolio to Getty Images/Corbis if you want to sell stock. Istock photo is alright, but you don't get agency representation. Alternatively, you can get on the "list" with a major print/press company (Avanti, Comstock, Photofolio, Spencer, etc...) and sneak into that market.
     
  5. if you have enough great images to attend any art shows or any charity events do it. For charity events you donate alot of profit to the organizations but it's still good to go, it's a great chance to network and hand out business cards. Also you can get an idea of what pics are selling and what pics aren't this will help you realize what you're doing right and what's not working out for your shooting. Also alot of these charities where people have to pay $180 to enter the charity the people obviously have money so you can jack up the prices of your pics and people will actually buy them!
     
  6. mojito

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    don't do micro. for the love of god don't do micro. try alamy instead.

    what do you shoot? who are you trying to sell to?
     
  7. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    I'll shoot anything really. I currently shoot with randomness, anything that catches my eye. I do ALOT of racing/sporting shooting though. Here are a few examples:

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    That makes me want to get my HPI or rc10gt out and running again
     
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    That rc car pic is fucking rad.

    Those things are hard to take pictures of.
     
  10. Schproda

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    You have to have something to sell, then find the market for it. I think every person in here has at least 1 marketable photo. Finding someone to buy them is another issue. Flea Markets, yard sales and things are a good place to start unless you know someone at a storefront where you can put them.
     

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