Do you remember the first time you earned something from your photography?

5 years 3 months ago #425600 by Tim Dordeck
As I get older, I find myself reflecting on certain things.  Today, my first photography sale jumped into my head.  A friend had bought a blown up cityscape I had taken.  It was a beautiful shot in B&W and I got paid $175 for the image.  


How about you?


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5 years 3 months ago #425603 by JeremyS
None for me yet. I'm still trying to figure out the best way for me to sell photos :)


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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #425606 by effron
I made my first money as second wedding shooter. I was more of a gofer, film loader, light set up and did a lot of casual table hopping during the reception. I actually did my work in the lab that night, processing all (most) of the film. The pro wouldn't let me do any prints as there was a lot of retouching required (as always), and he wanted absolute control, and for good reason, but I made pretty good money and learned a lot. I also got to use his Hasselblad gear, and the Nikon for the casual stuff......So long ago.....:(

Why so serious?
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5 years 3 months ago #425697 by tCampbell
I was a second shooter at a wedding that really only needed one photographer.  All the same, I got paid and my interest in photography for hire was born.  


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5 years 3 months ago #425744 by Ian Stone
Hired for a corporate event a few years back.  I remember I was so nervous and I look back now and think my work was crap!  lol 


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5 years 3 months ago #425831 by garyrhook

Ian Stone wrote: Hired for a corporate event a few years back.  I remember I was so nervous and I look back now and think my work was crap!  lol 


It probably was, right? But they didn't (and still don't) know that.


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5 years 3 months ago #425842 by Stealthy Ninja
YEh, I shot an event... in JPEG...

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5 years 3 months ago #425854 by Dori

Stealthy Ninja wrote: YEh, I shot an event... in JPEG...


Oh?? No pics no proof... 

Don't pi$$ me off, I am running out of room to store the bodies...

Resident Texasotan...

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5 years 3 months ago #425888 by waldomalan
I did a series of abstract photos for some offices in a financial department of a local company. I tried to be creative in a traditionally "straight-and-to-the-point-exact" environment... I post some of these for comment/reference. The company liked the photos!


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5 years 3 months ago #425892 by Stic
In 2002, I Submitted some motorsport shots to a local mag (which they paid me for), and was asked if I wanted to do some feature car shoots...

Did one, and offered to write the article too, which they used...

Shot/Wrote approx two features a month from then on for about 3 years and, when the editor left in 2006, I got the job...

Privately owned Mag and suffered from poor ad sales, closed down approx 6 months later...I miss it a lot.


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