I have spent the last few months making photography purchases though to enhance what I have already captured. Tri-pods, back drops, lens attachments, lights, etc. I have a few more purchases to make then I'll probably close the wallet until I decide to buy a dSLR camera.
I am also spending this time giving serious thought to selling some of my photos. I've done alot of reading on the subject of late and have fleshed out most of the challenges I will face. Still working out some of those, some, can't be overcome, they just need to be faced. Some examples of these challenges I will be looking to overcome or merely face are as follows:
- Which pictures do I put in my portfolio to sell? I figure I'll get some help on this.
- Are the compliments I'm getting just people being nice? Only one way to find out although a few of the people I know wouldn't blow sunshine up my ass.
- How much is a photo worth? (Printed, matted, and/or framed?)
- What subject matter should I focus on, or should I continue to keep it ecclectic as I have to date?
- Where/how to sell them?
Those are the primary questions I am facing at this time. There are more obvious, business related ones as well, but if I can't get through the above it is kind of moot. I have sold one print at cost to a co-worker for her office, and one or two more said they would like to purchase a print, so we shall see. Most likely I will do those at a discount just so I have additional samples around the office for some exposure.
Well I'm off to daydream about nicer weather.