A New Adventure

It seems I am always reinventing myself, or at the very least, adding new things on to my ever-expanding repertoire. This time, I have decided to take yet another chance by trying to make a go out of selling some of my photos. I am going to start small and go to local art shows and art fairs and see what happens from there. A friend of mine does face paintings for kids at these shows and she has already said we could share a booth. There has already been a lot of very positive responses to this new, crazy idea of mine. Let’s see how it goes.

My first venture into the “professional” world of photography starts with these few pictures, but I have 100’s more if this works out.

Let me start by saying though, I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL photographer at all. I am merely an amateur. My photos are all natural, with only the help of my editing tool on my computer. I do not use different filters or lenses. When I printed these few pictures up, I have to admit, I was very impressed with how they turned out. I wasn’t sure how they would come out blown up and printed. The young salesgirl who was helping me out was impressed too.

Larry seems to be the only skeptic in the room though. His first comment was “you are duck heavy with these photos”, followed by “how much is this going to cost” and “how are you going to make money out of this idea”. There is a reason for all the ducks though. I am still playing with this whole idea, and I printed those up to give as a gift for some friends of mine. You know, you have to sample the goods with people you love and trust before going public with something. 🙂

At some point, all of my nature photos will be available for sale, however, you have all seen them already, and it would be very easy to get them to you if you should so desire. I am going to sell the prints for $15 and the framed prints for $50, at least to start with. I have been asking around and the general consensus is that these are very fair prices. I have already done the math with just these few pictures. At the very least, if all I do is sell the prints only, it would be $825, and the best case scenario, if I were to sell them all framed would be over $2700. So there is definitely $$$$ to be made, if there is a market and a desire for them., IF being the key word. So once again, we’ll see what happens. You never know until you try, right?! And even if things don’t work out at first, I can always keep trying and tweaking things until they are just right. Try, try and try again is what I always say.

This photo of the eel was taken years ago, on a diving trip to Hawai’i. Larry is in the background waving and the spotted moray in front is smiling at the camera. I entered this photo into a photo contest years ago, liking it a lot but never giving it much thought beyond that, and it won us a free, all expense-paid trip to Cancun for a week. So again, you just never know, but you will never know until you try. My motto is – “Never stop trying. You just may surprise yourself with what happens”.

Be adventurous and step outside of your comfort zone. There is a wonderful, amazing world that awaits you.

Have a great day Everyone. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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