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tomoswald
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Post by tomoswald » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:06 pm

What articles would you like to see covered on the blog?

petermillar
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Re: Blog

Post by petermillar » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:24 pm

Marketing success stories (non-commissioned work)

SianHumphrey
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Re: Blog

Post by SianHumphrey » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:07 pm

Tutorials, in camera and software are always useful.
Ways to market your products/photos (I know you've done a few of these already, but if and when you come across new ones)
Information on what's selling in CS's marketplace, to help guide us into the right areas.

Sian

tomoswald
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Re: Blog

Post by tomoswald » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:56 pm

petermillar wrote:Marketing success stories (non-commissioned work)
Of anything in particular Peter?

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Re: Blog

Post by petermillar » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:06 am

tomoswald wrote:
petermillar wrote:Marketing success stories (non-commissioned work)
Of anything in particular Peter?
Well, my personal ideas are drifting towards things like specialist topics - locations, subjects, calendars, etc. I want to remain a "fine art photographer" (apparently it doesn't have to be fine or art - simply not commissioned), and was influenced in this by a friend who is a chainsaw artist. He makes stuff all the time (sculptures) and prefers to sell stuff already made than "to order". The reason is that if something is already done ... then no-one is going to complain about it. Same I guess with photography, if you get asked to take pictures then they usually aren't right (altho' free tickets to festivals always welcome!).

As a "semi-pro" (in the sense of getting money from it but not reliant on that as income) I am pretty fortunate, but spend a bit of time wondering how to make it work and having ideas. For example, people say you should not work for free, but how about work in exchange for model releases so you can use the output as stock? Anyone tried it? Did it work?

Sorry - this is a jumble of thoughts. Not feeling very coherent today.

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Re: Blog

Post by tomoswald » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:10 am

That's ok, jumble of thoughts are good, ok well i will see what i can do

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