I mentioned in an earlier post that I use the social media Instagram quite frequently. I don’t now, and never have, professed to be a photographer (or at least a good one), but recently, one of the people who follows me on Instagram has asked if she could buy one of my photos from me.
To say I was a little stunned would be an understatement. I never thought that anyone besides me would want to hang one of my photos up (and I currently don’t have any hanging up), so I had no idea what to say to her. Seriously, not a clue.
A couple guys at work who are also on Instagram tell me I should go for it and squeeze as much out of her as possible. But I don’t know. The fact she asked to purchase it, when I have never once intimated that I sell images or anything like that, baffled me. I guess she could have just copied the image and had it printed, which I wouldn’t have known about, so the fact she asked if she could purchase the photo is very forthcoming and commendable.
But what do I charge? I have no clue. Not the foggiest. And if I do sell her the image, in whichever form (jpeg, printed canvas, whatever) does this mean I’ll have to consider myself no longer a hobbyist when it comes to photography? And will I actually have to get a better website for my photos and start reading the books and articles I have on getting all the benefits out of my Canon 60D.
And on another note, no one wants to buy any of my writing! Ha-ha.