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Pro pho­tog­ra­pher Dr El­liot McGucken’s surfer and model pho­tos and videos taken in Mal­ibu have had over 1,000,000 views on Flickr and YouTube. See his ac­tion-packed pic­tures at /herosjour­neymy thol­o­gy45­surf/ Seek out your he­roes Pho­tos of amaz­ing people do­ing in­cred­i­ble things will al­ways sell well, be­cause they’re unique. I al­ways get good hits for shots of pro surfers like Kelly Slater, Laird Hamil­ton, or Lakey Peter­son. Pump up the vol­ume If you want a lot of people to see your work, you’ve got to have an amaz­ing port­fo­lio. Qual­ity is im­por­tant, but so is quan­tity – I’ve up­loaded over 140,000 pho­tos to Flickr and Smug­Mug. Learn to live with pla­gia­rism Lots of my best pho­tos have been used with­out per­mis­sion to drive traf­fic to other sites. Un­til there’s a bet­ter rights man­age­ment sys­tems for people who share their work on­line, I’ll have to see the steal­ing as a sign of suc­cess! Cre­ate some­thing of real worth Rather than fo­cus­ing on so­cial me­dia, fo­cus on the art and craft of pho­tog­ra­phy, and cre­ate beauty that people want to see and share.

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