I am officially a professional!

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Cynicor, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Cynicor

    Cynicor Guest

    I've sold 45 youth hockey photos off my Web site
    (http://trupin.smugmug.com). Total profit: $3.68. YEAH!!!!

    Although there's word that some people downloaded the photos and sent
    them to Ofoto instead. I might end up suing the other hockey parents for
    copyright infringement.
     
    Cynicor, Nov 1, 2005
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    Bill Guest

    I don't think you're considered a pro until you make $10 clear profit.

    :)
    Ooo...lawsuits are quite profitable.
     
    Bill, Nov 1, 2005
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    Cynicor Guest

    (sniff sniff) I smell a libel lawsuit against you for detracting from my
    new-found professional status. I figure if I'm awarded $6.32 in damages
    from you I'll hit that $10 profit and I'll be allowed to print
    professional business cards too.
     
    Cynicor, Nov 1, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Meanwhile, they'll sue you for selling photos of their kids without their
    permission...
    :)
    You might do well to skip the lawsuit...
    Besides...suing for $3.98 just doesn't go over well with lawyers when they
    realize their take will only amount to about $1.19.
    :)
     
    Mark², Nov 1, 2005
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    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hey, he's got me beat, by about 3.68 :)

    Ken
     
    Ken Weitzel, Nov 1, 2005
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    Cynicor Guest

    No, this is the best part of all. I have releases from all of them!
    Look, I've spent $20,000 to keep this copyright lawyer on retainer. I've
    gotta get some use out of him sometime.

    Now that I'm a pro, I might try to get a small business setup grant from
    that guy on TV who wears the suit with all the big dollar signs on it.
     
    Cynicor, Nov 1, 2005
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    Cynicor Guest

    (shakes head) You know, it used to be about the love of the craft for
    you. Now it's all about the quick money.
     
    Cynicor, Nov 1, 2005
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    Oliver Guest


    Benny Hinn gives business grants?........
     
    Oliver, Nov 1, 2005
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    Cynicor Guest

    Yeah, but this is the first year of my giving away prints. Maybe I'll
    boost the price up a bit; I can always donate these profits back to the
    non-profit hockey organization. Were you taking the shots just for the
    sake of taking soccer pics, or are you involved in the program?

    Wait a minute! My new B&H catalog just showed up! I'm gonna need to jack
    these prices up FAST to pay for everything.
     
    Cynicor, Nov 1, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    No, B&H takes your poverty into consideration. The last catalog I
    got from them had a price of $6.95 on the cover, but they didn't
    even charge me a dime for it. If you jack up your prices, B&H will
    return the favor. :)
     
    ASAAR, Nov 1, 2005
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    Cynicor Guest

    Yeah, but the catalog closes up for three weeks in October and I can't
    figure out why. :-(
     
    Cynicor, Nov 1, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    I'd listen to Gilbert Gottfried doing anything. Even stupid Lesko
    pitches. But 2 1/2 minutes of Celine Dion is about 2 minutes more
    than I can usually tolerate. Singing, that is. I don't watch or
    listen to the King of all mediocrity, except for his annoying
    commercials that are hard to avoid.
     
    ASAAR, Nov 1, 2005
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    kashe Guest

    Cripes, it only comes to five bucks a year for fifteen years
    -- that ain't quick. If that ain't love .... :)
     
    kashe, Nov 2, 2005
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  14. As are you!

    <s>

    I always say I'd rather not sell a $10.00 photo than not sell a $2.95
    photo....

    Well, it *is* a philosophy....
     
    John McWilliams, Nov 3, 2005
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