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Not a tutorial or anything, but an interesting piece nonetheless (video):

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Could the photos you take for fun actually be worth something? Many amateur snappers are now making money by selling their shots online. In fact it's getting so popular the professionals are starting to complain. Dan Simmons looks at some new shortcuts to cashing in.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ne/9387518.stm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow View Post
Not a tutorial or anything, but an interesting piece nonetheless (video):



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ne/9387518.stm
I have a cheap ass camera (Olympus X44)
    
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It's pretty interesting how much the market has changed, especially given how many amateurs there are out there with DSLRs and EVILs.
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Can't watch the video since I'm at work, but thanks for the link! I'll check out when I get home
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is there really a website where I can sell my pics?
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is there really a website where I can sell my pics?
There are sites where you can submit images for stock photos, like Getty images. There are also photo gallery sites where you can sell prints, like SmugMug.
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stock images are boring. my new photography output is asking up and coming bands if i could shoot their performances for them. front row seats at every concert, skip the lines and go under the velvet rope, and free drinks from the promoters. everyone wins!

the only requirement is 30 good shots from the event and ear plugs. i even get to meet hot hipster women photogs.
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stock images are boring. my new photography output is asking up and coming bands if i could shoot their performances for them. front row seats at every concert, skip the lines and go under the velvet rope, and free drinks from the promoters. everyone wins!

the only requirement is 30 good shots from the event and ear plugs. i even get to meet hot hipster women photogs.
Yea, but they usually annoy me to no end. Every hipster photographer I've met goes gaga for gear, loves Nikon vs Canon vs Sony flamewars, and have a fetish for cheap superzoom lenses...
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then you can default to the normal women on the dance floor/bar/mosh pit.
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Edited by Weedvender - 2/20/11 at 9:57pm
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