I don't want to take over the other thread for those who want to post their goals. I'd still like to hear from more people.
But I am just totally confused on the business stuff. As I said on the other thread, someone once made a comment that stuck with me. That if I was given any sort of money for my time, then that would be considered "in business". But what if they are tips given by people who really want to give it to the photographer? Just being generous and thanking them even if its just a little bit to go buy a burger somewhere or a sandwich! Anyway, when and how does someone start PBing without going into business (taking money from people?). I don't get it. Do I have to give away all my images, full size images, on a cd to those I take photos for? I could do that I guess as long as they give me credit and spread my name around. But then I worry about printing. I've printed pictures at the local photo stores and sometimes they turn out very warm! Last year's Christmas card was a bit too warm and I hated it and it looked just fine on my computer. :-? What would you do? I am just wanting to practice now and I still have yet to find other people to practice on but I want to be ready, ya know? The way I want to do it is put up flyers around my neighborhood, start out that way (since I lack in the friend dpt around here :rolleyes: ), but when it comes to the actual pictures, I don't know what to do about that. Give 10-20 images away or even 20-30, etc. on a cd. Ask for credit to be given to me and just spread my name around and maybe have some sort of card for them with my info on it so they can get in contact with me? Or set myself up with lets say WHCC (they do ship international ) and get prints ordered for them but charge them what whcc charges me so that i don't make a profit from them? Someone help me clear my head here. I don't know how to handle all this! lol
thanks for reading.
p.s. I've emailed the manager at DD's daycare. I sent her a few pictures. I am hoping she gets back with me soon with good news. Cross your fingers for me! It could open doors for me. I hope I hope I hope! And I could really really use the practice! If not then, life goes on and I'll look elsewhere.