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Forum: Making Money

Want to discuss the business of photography? selling prints, shooting events, running a website, or any other money making ventures are welcome!

  1. Calendars - What's the consensus?

    I'd like to make some calendars for 2011. There's a lot of old threads and some current about making calendars. But, a lot of links are broken and...

    Started by Stime187, 04-29-2010 11:53 AM
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  2. PetaPixel Article - "Why I Give All My Photos Away For Free"

    http://petapixel.com/2016/08/01/give-images-away-free-even-commercial-use/ Interesting article. I've been wondering lately if fighting there...

    Started by frigidlight, 08-01-2016 02:57 PM
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  3. Photo Mattes, backing and bags

    Hi all, I have a photo exhibition coming up soon and will be trying to sell a few 8X10 and 5X7 mattes. What's a good place for quality mattes,...

    Started by smizar, 01-19-2016 02:58 PM
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  4. Prints for Dark Sky Photos

    So I have requests for the Lunar Eclipse shot I did, but have no clue what to print it on??? Anyone have some insight in to the best places and...

    Started by rkane, 10-07-2015 04:18 PM
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  5. 500px Prime

    So I sold an image on 500px Prime recently and was pretty psyched. This was back at the beginning of April. I'm not less psyched. I still haven't...

    Started by frigidlight, 05-27-2015 06:36 PM
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  6. suddenly, getty images

    wants 77 of my pictures. :huh: :confused: what a pain all this model/property release **** is! :unamused: we'll see how it turns out...

    Started by ride5000, 10-07-2011 08:22 AM
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  7. Taxes and vacations

    I have not yet really tried to sell prints, so I haven't dealt much on taxes and write offs yet. However, I was wondering about how any of you handle...

    Started by ppower, 08-31-2014 11:11 AM
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  8. Help! Pricing question

    Hi all, An artist from CA (Alex Murray art) approached me about this Red tail hawk photo of mine: Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Lens on...

    Started by smizar, 06-30-2014 10:02 AM
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  9. Clint Davis' Handmade Promo Mailer

    They say that a huge chunk of being a professional photographer is marketing yourself...Clint Davis nails it. ...

    Started by frigidlight, 06-18-2014 01:03 PM
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  10. Wedding Question

    I'm shooting a wedding later this month. I will have a second shooter. I was strongly considering renting a body and lens so that I can eliminate...

    Started by Slack, 05-06-2014 02:27 PM
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  11. Facebook Fan Pages

    So, I made one for my photography, I know many of you are more computer savvy than me and have had them for a while. My fan page:...

    Started by Stime187, 02-13-2010 04:48 PM
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  12. Photobooth Photography

    Does anyone have any experience doing Photobooth type photography? I've set up a backdrop and lights and taken pictures at a couple of friend's...

    Started by AJPhoto84, 04-08-2014 11:24 PM
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  13. Real Estate/Renovation Photography Help

    I was contacted this weekend about doing some renovation photography for a contractor in Evergreen, Colorado. He is looking for pictures of homes...

    Started by Cosmo, 04-16-2012 11:35 AM
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  14. Flo-Foto Color Run Event

    Has anyone ever shot a Color Run race or done work for Flo-Foto before? I saw an ad seeking local talent for next weekend's race and answered it....

    Started by AJPhoto84, 03-30-2014 04:56 PM
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  15. Tax Time: Don't FORGET Mileage Deductions

    Hey guys just was getting all my tax information ready, don't forget your mileage. Just totaled mine up for the year, with a total of 5249 miles...

    Started by tehshortbus, 02-10-2014 06:40 PM
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  16. Family Photogs near Douglas, Mass-

    I have a friend who's looking to get her family photos done. The link she asked me to look at was ok.. but i know there are others on here who are...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 10-04-2013 02:24 PM
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  17. Friend who needs some help with advertising costs

    I have a friend who all of a sudden went from being a hobby photographer at the track to a magazine hiring him for free lance and a company wanting...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 09-20-2013 11:58 AM
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  18. Looking for a Videographer in Lexington, NC

    My girlfriend's cousin is looking for a videographer in the Lexington, NC area for her wedding in October. I have no information at this time as to...

    Started by Pomorski, 07-27-2013 02:40 PM
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  19. A pricing question.

    I recently was contacted by a certain local hotel which is looking for head shots for 20-25 associates and photos of some of their guest rooms. I've...

    Started by Slack, 07-10-2013 03:02 PM
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  20. The Official "Published!" Thread

    If you've been published anywhere recently (that has a link), post it here and we'll add it to this post. That includes print media, on the web, etc....

    Started by Stime187, 12-31-2007 06:04 PM
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  21. New England Peeps - Art Fair Booth Setup?

    Hi guys, so my dad has been pimping me out to a nonprofit he has some connection to in Rhode Island, that has a juried art fair in July, and they...

    Started by Katie47n, 04-23-2013 01:47 PM
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  22. Taxes..

    yes.. we waited till the last minute.. Honestly its because of my business. I hate doing photography taxes as they are STUPID. they make me want to...

    Started by Mrs.COS, 04-07-2013 02:01 PM
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  23. Wordpress vs Zenfolio vs Smugmug

    Any of you who are using smugmug pro likely got the email about them raising their rates for a pro account from $150/year to $250 for current...

    Started by bryanj87, 09-04-2012 09:16 PM
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  24. I can has new job?

    Our local independent weekly paper (called the Independent Weekly, haha) is looking for a staff photographer. Sent in my resume, cover letter, and...

    Started by Markitos, 04-01-2013 09:58 PM
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  25. Etsy

    Anyone use this to sell prints? Worth signing up and listing some stuff?

    Started by frigidlight, 07-25-2012 01:01 PM
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  26. Another Local Venue to Feature my work.

    After the owners of a local restaurant saw my work at Starbucks I was asked to feature my work in another local establishment: ...

    Started by tehshortbus, 04-01-2013 08:17 PM
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  27. Icon Smile ONE

    I just wanted to share with you what I have been up to the past several months. I have a special art show next month at the Front Street Gallery in...

    Started by MK19, 02-26-2013 11:04 AM
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  28. Cool things from my social media class

    I'm almost done with my MBA, but have a class that I think is pretty applicable to all of you guys trying to do business via social media. It's been...

    Started by thechickencow, 02-24-2013 09:00 PM
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  29. Merch Question

    So, I'm photographing a local band tomorrow (probably), and they mentioned that they hope to use one of the images for t-shirts. Curious if anyone...

    Started by Markitos, 02-23-2013 07:13 PM
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  30. Note cards

    Anybody print them? Whos your vender? Thx in adv.

    Started by Lonnie Utah, 02-18-2013 09:30 AM
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  31. Creating a FaceBook page for my photography.

    Okay, so lately I have been working on expanding what I do and getting knowledge out about all that I do. As a result I've been looking at adding...

    Started by Bone, 08-11-2012 07:10 AM
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  32. My first gallery show!

    So I had an epic day on Sunday...sold 2 big canvases, 1 16x20 print, saw 2 bald eagles flying over my house, and thennn found out I got accepted to a...

    Started by Katie47n, 02-19-2013 11:20 PM
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  33. Photocrati Users - I have a problem

    Hey guys, Ever since I created my new website based on WP & Photocrati (hosted by Bluehost) I have received an 'HTTP error' when attempting to...

    Started by Whitford, 02-10-2013 05:29 PM
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  34. We're %$#@*&.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MWACattack This HAS to be satire?? I hope? Please???

    Started by Lonnie Utah, 12-06-2011 12:21 PM
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  35. Wordpress Plugins

    Hi Does anyone know any good word-press selling plugins. Ive tried so many of them but none of them are perfect. :unamused:

    Started by jcite, 11-11-2012 07:06 PM
    shop, wordpress
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  36. One business, two styles?

    How many of you have different websites for each style of photography you shoot? Ie: wedding/engagements vs. action sports/automotive? I talked to...

    Started by tehshortbus, 11-09-2012 09:44 PM
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  37. Do you sign contracts with "Work for Hire"????

    Do you ever give up all your copyrights in case of a wedding as a photographer? My clients want me to agree to the following terms below. What do...

    Started by haring, 01-11-2012 09:38 PM
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  38. Fotomoto Updates

    I knew this would happen...one of my pet peeves with Fotomoto was that they didn't let you fulfill yourself. A couple months ago I ditched Fotomoto...

    Started by frigidlight, 10-01-2012 10:51 PM
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  39. My new workspace

    I was fortunate enough to rent out a room above the shop my wife works in. I moved my "studio/work space" out of my basement, which is dark, dirty,...

    Started by N.Lindstrom, 09-25-2012 08:56 AM
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  40. ZenFolio Referral?

    Dont know if they do this, but if anyone has a referal for Zenfolio, pass it on, I'm gonna sign up within the week.

    Started by Mrs.COS, 09-16-2012 12:22 AM
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  41. critique HELP!!!!

    Hey guys, I need some opinions. Going to engineering school has bled me dry of most of my bank account. I have decided to try and sell prints....

    Started by jbourkephotos, 08-26-2012 11:32 AM
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  42. On the subject of pricing...

    Substitute "photographer" for "musician" and use this as you need. :lol:

    Started by JERM, 09-03-2012 01:34 PM
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  43. Someone cropped out my watermark to use my photo...

    okay so while I enjoy posting photos on facebook, I do so knowing people may share them. I'm 100% okay with that, however all of them are watermarked...

    Started by tehshortbus, 06-16-2012 08:00 PM
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  44. Seems Fishy

    So I've been sifting through craigslist just looking for odd photo jobs to do cause I could use the extra cash, and I came across one that seems...

    Started by Pjstorm12, 08-10-2012 10:53 PM
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  45. Wedding/Engagement Photographer NEEDED 9/10/12

    Friend is getting married. Nothing big by any means just the couple and possibly a few friends. They would like to have some casual engagement style...

    Started by EmoLip, 07-31-2012 09:07 PM
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  46. Getty for me?

    looks like I only have 2 with people (and I KNOW the couple WILL NOT sign the release, don't know who the fisherman is...) that are out. There's a...

    Started by jacobsen1, 07-25-2012 09:57 AM
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  47. critique How does the Header work for you?

    http://clients.ericgove.com/ Take a look and let me know if it seems good or needs some editing. Eric

    Started by tehshortbus, 07-25-2012 11:41 PM
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  48. What do I say to this?

    Subject: Inquiry/Purchase Date: 16th July, 2012 Hi, I am an art consultant working on a project with a client in Winnetka Illinois. I found an...

    Started by sulli.gibson, 07-16-2012 04:38 PM
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    07-17-2012 02:54 PM Go to last post
  49. Poll Poll: Portfolios and Watermarks: Yes or No?

    Do you watermark photos that make your website/online portfolio/etc? If yes, why? If no, why? I'm doing an overhaul of my website, so let me...

    Started by tehshortbus, 07-01-2012 09:05 PM
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  50. Website design - need your thoughts!

    I finally got myself a SmugmugPro account a while ago. I wasn't really satisfied with any of the SmugmugPro themes 100%. Luckily, a friend of mine...

    Started by smizar, 06-15-2012 11:10 AM
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    06-19-2012 11:08 AM Go to last post

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