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Selling Photos From Web


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lawelles Registered since 20th Nov 2010
Thu 12-Jul-12 11:51 PM | edited Fri 13-Jul-12 12:12 AM by lawelles


I currently have a small website - lawelles.com -that I created when I left my prior job and needed something so show people. The plan was that I would work as a site designer/photographer.

Reality was that I signed up as a Real Estate photographer (fun, and I get paid for it!) and only found a little web design work. Not that I tried too hard . . . but I digress.

I am occasionally offered a photography job outside of the Real Estate realm, and today I had a last minute "can you take a group photo of graduates?" There were only 22 of them, and no individual shots, so I said sure, and took the job.

So I find myself in need of a site where I can sell photos.

What does everyone recommend? I've set up a temporary site at Smugmug.

And the big question - what are the chances of my actually selling anything? Seriously.

Today's shoot was a little different: the school photographer was not able to make it, so she asked me (I had met her photographing her home for sale). The usual process is that the school photographer lets them download the photo for no charge. But in the future (like the kids BD party I did recently), it would be nice to point prospective customers to a site where they can buy photos.
I'm also setting up an account with Zenfolio as I've seen lots of great reviews here for them as well. Gotta love free trials.

lawelles.com and my Nikonians gallery.