The shot I sold was a sports photo and if not for trying to get a decent sample of every team... that shot would have made the cutting room floor.
And then there are some shots that I feel like are the once in a lifetime get... and not a peep.
I usually try to get something above and beyond four my customers, a marketing gift week after the fact... but I can't think of anything... who uses mouse pads anymore?
You'll find out how individual taste really is when you sell your work. The stuff you love rarely sells well, and vice versa.
So true. My largest sale to date was from a mom who purchased pretty much every shot I took of her two kids at a high school football game (QB & WR on the team).
I went back and looked at the photos and there's not one that would make my portfolio.
And there have been many others I've taken at other events that I was sooooo proud of, but nope, parents didn't purchase them.