Finances and other stuff

Other than looking for work…for over a year now, I have been looking at alternate methods of generating income.

I wanted to be a writer and that is still on the table. My mind has been fixated on finding income and it has a stranglehold on my creative energies.

“Fear is the mind killer…”

Lately, I have been trying another route. Photography.

I gotten this idea on my Facebook feed. The local news station had a story about selling your photos. One of the sites was Snapwire. Although it was first geared towards users of smartphones and instagram, they branched out and those with cameras and a computer can upload photos for sale. I tried to get accepted and eventually a friend saw my efforts and offered to show me the ropes. Thank you Desmond. It is rather hard, it seems, to make any sale there at Snapwire. I have been a member there for a couple of months now. I only made one sale and it was $1.50.

Hey, it’s a start.

I was using a Canon Powershot A2200 camera. A point and shoot. Still, it is a very nice camera. I wanted something better though and looked online. Found what I wanted. I scrounged up some money, Bless You Mom…and got a used Nikon D3000 on Ebay and eventually got two lenses. First lens was a used Sigma 18mm-50mm lens. It was manual focus only. It was usable but I wanted to get a lens that was auto-focus capable. I soon found a Nikkor 18mm-55mm lens at a local pawn shop. It was used and banged up, but it works.

So I been taking pictures and putting them up online to see how it goes. Crossing my fingers.

Oh, here is “Finances” below. Clicking on it will take you to my Fine Art America Gallery.