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11/16/2004 01:14:15 AM · #1
The other day I decided to put up a few pictures on DPC prints after figuring out the aspect ratio. I uploaded them and they were approved up to 8 x 10. Well today I took my butterfly picture [Fun in the Sun] to my local photo store to do a self-print at the 8x10 size to see what quality it would be. There was a couple standing behind me and they saw the picture when it finished printing. She asked me where did I get that photograph from I replied I took it and wanted to see what it looked like printed out. She began to tell me how great it looked [I was humbled] and telling her husband how good it would look in their house. She asked me [to my surprise] how much I charge for my photographs, I replied Iím not a professional; just take pictures as a hobby. She offered me $25.00 for an 8x10 and she would pay the cost of the print. I agreed and she thanked me then purchased a frame. I guess everyone gets lucky once in a while.
11/16/2004 01:17:05 AM · #2
Congrats--It's really a beautiful photo, you should be proud of it!
11/16/2004 01:19:00 AM · #3
wow that's awesome! Always great when someone unexpectadly compliments your work.
11/16/2004 01:25:56 AM · #4
I know I was so surprised , I just wish I could be approved for a larger print now that I have a 5.0mp Camera.
BTW, I kept the original print that I printed and now have it framed in my house.

Message edited by author 2004-11-16 01:26:35.
11/16/2004 01:49:52 AM · #5
congratulations, that is really awesome...you will have a great career. It is a lovely photo.
terra king
11/16/2004 01:51:57 AM · #6
Originally posted by hauntingimagez:

congratulations, that is really awesome...you will have a great career. It is a lovely photo.
terra king

Thanks!! I don't seeing myself making a living off my photos but it would be a fun career.
11/16/2004 02:45:16 AM · #7
That's way cool Scott. I'm happy for you.
11/16/2004 03:59:05 AM · #8
good for you man :) ... it is a good photo
11/16/2004 04:00:08 AM · #9
did you give her your number in case she wants to buy more from you or recommend you to others ?
11/16/2004 04:40:32 AM · #10
NO. I should have, but I was guess I was without words!!!!!!!
11/16/2004 04:44:52 AM · #11
Good on you Scott, very good picture and a well deserved sale,
Here's to more,
11/16/2004 04:53:49 AM · #12

It just shows that ya gotta be out there and seen! Well done!
11/16/2004 05:22:11 AM · #13
Congrats Scott....that's really cool!

11/16/2004 05:30:21 AM · #14
Congrats! You should be able to get it much bigger than that though with a 5Mp camera... have you tried interpolating up? Or using Genuine Fractals which gives you some trial attempts before you need to buy the software?
11/16/2004 06:06:48 AM · #15
Good on ya Scott, that's great. I just read your profile and that makes it even more special. You're a lucky man to have that much love and devotion from your family.
Keep up the good work, and may you make many more sales.

Best wishes from Oz

11/16/2004 06:35:44 AM · #16
That's absolutely wonderful - not only to sell but to actually know who is buying it and how genuine her appreciation for your work was.
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