The first decision is often influenced by their reputation. If you’re selling photos from a particular trip, and someone says “I didn’t know we had any in our baggage,” that’s bad news. If you sell photos of your business, and someone praises your business, you’ll never sell them again.
The downside to the first decision is that a lot of things can go wrong in the second one.
There’s been one instance where I was really bummed that a photo was featured in a magazine, so I got in touch with them and asked to put a little something back. I said, “I’m a business and if my business is in a magazine, they’re going to promote my business regardless of my photo.” The guy told me the company didn’t care. If I want to sell my photos, I might have to advertise that it’ll sell their business as well. It’s a little different. To a first choice buyer, that might make sense. But if you’re selling photos of a particular business, there’s no way in hell it would be featured anywhere at all.
In my case, there are other benefits. I’ve sold thousands of photos, and I’ve gotten a lot of great responses from people who have bought from me. I like to think I’ve helped them in one way or another.
My final answer is, “Mostly not.”
That’s why I think the best answer is “No, selling photos isn’t a big deal!”
In the fall of 2010, about a decade after he made his way here, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its intent to start building a $20 million, 50-megawatt commercial solar farm just northeast of the town of Fallon, Utah. But as the U.S. Energy Department prepares an application to the Interior Department to build this megawatt (a 1,000-megawatt solar farm equals one-tenth of the size of solar plants such as those in Chile and California), we learn that the company doing that energy planning for the nation says it does not know yet whether that state will take its bid. We learn that it is not even certain whether it will get a federal permit to build solar because it will be building an offshore installation that would have to be approved by a federal judge in Utah’s federal court and because other government agencies haven’t even yet seen it.
We also learn that this will be one of the first plants built offshore of its
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