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  1. #41

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    Re: Selling Prints Online

    All right Jim, I’m going to photograph 700 seals for automotive transmissions as a passion project. You’ve inspired me!
    I’m only half kidding. I saw a Brett Weston show that included a valve body for an auto trans. As I have boxes of obsolete ZF trans parts I’m going to give it a go.
    Sorry. This in no way contributes to the selling prints online subject, but I couldn’t resist.

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    Re: Selling Prints Online

    Quote Originally Posted by brucetaylor View Post
    All right Jim, Iím going to photograph 700 seals for automotive transmissions as a passion project. Youíve inspired me!
    Iím only half kidding. I saw a Brett Weston show that included a valve body for an auto trans. As I have boxes of obsolete ZF trans parts Iím going to give it a go.
    Sorry. This in no way contributes to the selling prints online subject, but I couldnít resist.
    Some of those seals and other parts in the rebuild kits were kind of cool looking, I'll admit. Especially in a macro perspective, or playing with the geometric arrangements of multiple circular seals of varying size, material, and color. In fact that wasn't just a random comment. It was based on real life events. A few years ago I did 30 photos for this company for some ads and posters (I'm a graphic designer). Then they came back to me and said they wanted to do a product catalog with pictures for everything in their entire line. I referred them to someone who does photography for a living. I have a day job and they couldn't pay me enough to waste the months worth of free time it would require for me to do all of that. Transmission seals are caked in grease, even when new! You spend more time cleaning grease than you do photographing!

    Which feeds back into my original point. Making money in photography is all about networking. I know several photographers and a job came to me that I didn't want. So I gave it to someone who I thought would and would do a good job at a fair price. Everyone walked away happy.

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    Re: Selling Prints Online

    I'm just a beginner photographer, but my friend earns well on this. He has many clients, including companies that order photos of their goods in the catalog. Usually retouching and processing a photo takes a very long time, so it refers to specialists, who offer this service (I've seen many such companies on the Internet, for example https://geniusretouch.com/ ). He makes good photos, gives them to professionals and gets good money. It's important for him to promote himself as a brand, so he doesn't give up work. Soon he promised to take me as his assistant (when I start photographing better). I don't know much about the sale of photos on the Internet, but I want to understand more about this.

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