Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I decided I'm doing it...

Wow, two days in a row with something interesting to say. Look at me.

Ever had an experience like're thinking about something, mulling it over in your mind--maybe for months. Playing the "should I or shouldn't I?" game. Trying to consider all the risks and benefits but realizing you don't know what you don't know. Wanting the upside, but being scared of failure or, worse, rejection. But have a conversation with someone, they lay out a couple obvious questions ("What could it hurt?" "What's the worst thing that could happen?") and then you decide...HECK YEA, I'm gonna jump in.

Well, that's what I'm doing. I am breaking into the :deep inhale: stock photography market. Or at least trying to.

I had an email conversation with a bloggosphere pal yesterday (they know who they are!!!) and we touched on this subject. I've done occasional poking around for months. The service I picked (won't name it until I know they accepted me!) is one I heard about on a podcast a few months ago and have checked them out now and again. It's like looking at the inside of a fancy restaurant, then walking all the way in to where the maitre d' acknowledges you, but then backing out the way you came in. You look at *those people* in *that place*, you just don't think you fit it.

Well, dag-nabbit, maybe I do.

If I pass the 'artistic test' (they like the sample pix I submit), then I'll post more details later. For now--wish me luck.

More later...

3 Comments: said...

hi jim --


oooo, i hope you get what you seek after again!

thanks for the cute sweet comments. is the blogoshere photography friend **who** i think it is? tee hee.

best to ya, beany :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh a new project is always exciting! Best of luck Jim, keep us posted :o)

Daniel said...

Very cool Jim. I am quite impressed and look forward to following the photos that you release out in the public!