Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Recent Fav Photo

I really love how this lens renders out-of-focus backgrounds.  The lens is a Tokina 28-70mm f/3.5 Macro which I got along with a Pentax P30 35mm flim camera.  Sometimes the bokeh is very distracting, but in this case I think it looks great.  Click on the link above if you have any interest in purchasing prints.  Thanks!

The Beginning

Hello, welcome to my blog.  The reason I've started this blog is to chronicle my trials and tribulations from noob photography sales to internet millionaire.  With such aspirations, it should be obvious that this blog will be neverending.  I don't really expect there will be many people reading this, but maybe I'll learn some tricks along the way that will help a future noob photographer become a millionaire just a bit quicker.  We'll see.

In the meantime, a little more about what i'm up to.  6 days ago I spent $100 for a zenfolio site (  I've owned a DSLR for about 4 - 5 years now and I've been encouraged to try to sell some of my photos and finally I decided to take the plunge.  I know I'm a novice at best, but if I can make some green on the side, I'll be able to afford all those fancy workshops and club dues and whatnot.

At this point on day 6 I've tried utilizing the social mediasphere to get my name out.  Linked to my zenflio site on facebook, added the link to my gmail email signature, and have posted links to photos on twitter.  It's brought me a total of 7 visitors so far.  and 0 sales.  That's really to be expected.  I'm no internet guru and besides, it's not even been a week.  I have been using flickr for about 4 years now and have a decent little following of friends on there.  But they generally aren't the type that would buy photos as they're probably more interested in selling their own as well.

I'm in the middle of arranging to sell photos at the Chester County Art Associations gallery in the Exton Square Mall, so hopefully that will pan out.  I've just had 6 prints ordered of my most recent favorite photos and will have to see if they're worthy of being displayed there.  I still need to come up with some business cards and have to figure out how to correctly price my photos.

Anyways, that's enough of a beginning right now.  I'll update as things move along, and lets see how this one rides out.

Day 6.  7 total visitors to the zenfolio site.  43 photos uploaded.  0 sales.