Thoughts After a Year

Hi

I've been here for just over a year. Whilst I thought I'd have a bigger portfolio and better sales by now, I have enjoyed my time here and am willing to put more time and effort into getting better results.

My most downloaded picture

Successes

-- Better at spotting potential 'stock' pictures in the environment

-- Improved my photoshop skills in relation to 'stock pictures.

-- Can do concepts and enjoy them when I do.

Failures

-- I haven't built up much stock with a human element.

-- Promote my work

-- To build my portfolio up to 500 pictures

-- Many ideas are still 'in the head' stage

What to do next

-- Find out how to promote my photos more and this website. Just started building 'collections'. This in itself is a very useful exercise as it gives you exposure to many ideas on on what to do in a narrow subject range i.e. Chinese Symbols.

-- I'll also investigate how to promote 'collections' on the web.

-- Do more people photography

-- Get back into concept pictures

Photo that someone paid the most for.

Anyway, after a year, I'm still interested in improving and developing my portfolio. I know that I've still got a lot to learn and am determined to make my second year a much more successful year than my first year.

Photo credits: Christopher Rawlins.

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November 01, 2009

Noonie

Setting goals helped me a lot, have fun here!

October 31, 2009

Keki

love the pool table shot!! excellent!! best of luck for your next year! :) keks

October 30, 2009

Chrisrawlins

Thanks everyone for your comments and your encouragement. I'll do my best and see what happens!

October 30, 2009

Luissantos84

Hi! Congrats I like a lot your port! :)

October 30, 2009

Wildmac

I'm sure that your second year will work out even better, after all you've gotten through the steep learning curve of your first year in great shape. Good luck! :0)

October 30, 2009

Frantab01

great determination, good luck :)

October 30, 2009

Patl

 Best of luck tiles 

October 30, 2009

Yuritz

glad you're still so determined,so go on with your works and good luck for the "second year"!

October 30, 2009

Mani33

Cool! I hope you transmit all this in more successful photos! Cheers ;)

October 30, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Hi Christopher, nice successes thus far, keep them coming and good luck with your to do list for the future.

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