Well I have been a member here at Dt for just over a year now and today I reached for me the massive milestone of reaching $100 Dollars in sales....You can not imagine how happy I am at reaching this milestone, not because of the money (if I needed the money I would have starved to death by now lol)
But as an amateur photographer that only entered the digital revolution just over 2 years ago and the fact that someone wants to buy what I have proudly produced is such a great feeling......Like a lot of people I am self taught and without sounding hard done by which I am not but I live alone in Germany while my family is in England and because I spend so much of my time on the road (I drive a band bus) I dont have many friends where I live...So so far no model releases from me :)
So all of my sales have come from either Toursit type shots or editorial images.... only you try asking a rock band to sign a model release lol but if you want advice on taking shots of churches or Cathedrals I'm your man !!!!!!
So the upshot is that if I can do it anyone can....just keep shooting and the cream eventually rises to the top
I look forward to my next year here at DT with renewed enthusiasm
Im off now to have a beer and celebrate my new found wealth lol