“I’m an acciden tal pro… I wa s found on flickr !”
16 KEY poin ts for … Making moneY FROM LAN DSCAPES
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