“I’m an ac­ci­den tal pro… I wa s found on flickr !”

16 KEY poin ts for … Mak­ing moneY FROM LAN DSCAPES

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I made ev­ery mis­take in the book at first, but I looked at lit­er­ally thou­sands of pho­tos and be­gan to ‘see’ what worked vis­ually. The likes and com­ments I re­ceived on Flickr are the rea­son I pur­sued pro pho­tog­ra­phy. It’s great for get­ting feed­back. It’s where some­one sug­gested sell­ing stock. I at­tempt to put up an orig­i­nal shot ev­ery day on my on­line portfolios and I’ve de­vel­oped a large fol­low­ing on each of them. That ex­po­sure has led to lots of photo sales and photo tour sales and made my name known.

Look at oth­ers’ pho­tos on­line and leave in­sight­ful com­ments on them. They will likely re­cip­ro­cate. Sell­ing to li­braries is a great in­di­ca­tor of whether you’ve got skill.

Most stock sales are tiny – we’re talk­ing £1-£10 per shot. But ev­ery lit­tle helps. I also sold my first ever mag­a­zine cover via a li­brary. I have large portfolios with sev­eral agencies, but if there’s a new agency I’ll give them some pho­tos to see if they take off.

Some of my best-sell­ing pho­tos were taken with an en­try-level Nikon D-SLR. Wait un­til you’re mak­ing money be­fore you spend on kit.

The vast ma­jor­ity of my

My most sto leN photo ! Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8

1/1250 sec, f/9, ISO640

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