1. RichardC27

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    Depends what they are. My motorsport stuff is shot for Paddock42.com, so I publish galleries on there. They also get posted on my Instagram and Facebook and I tend to do bulk uploads to Flickr every few months. I also have my own website with galleries from all the events I attend. For more personal stuff they tend to just get uploaded to my personal Facebook or I just keep them for me and my other half to enjoy. Occasionally I'll get the odd shot printed but not that often.
     
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  2. Tobers

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    Bloody fasctinating - thanks for sharing your story. Can you give us a link to your pics please - I’d love to see them.
     
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  3. Tobers

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    I initially photographed for pleasure, joined a camera club, did the competition thing, posted on Flickr and here etc etc. I started wanting more so I focused on sport photography, working for a cool little agency and getting published in all the UK newspapers. I also did commercial and advertising work of varying sorts.

    After shooting the 2014 World Cup in Brazil I chucked it in professionally to just shoot for fun again, mainly landscapes. This is lovely, calm and I love being out exploring.

    But it’s rather different to the purposeful sending of pictures to newspaper picture desks and getting paid to shoot. It feels a lot less rewarding in one way, but a lot more rewarding in others. I often think “why take this picture if I’m not going to sell it to anyone”. I’m gradually getting out of that mindset and just enjoying it more again.

    So now, I write occasionally on my blog, enter the odd landscape competition, do a family calendar, and post online every now and then.
     
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  4. sands

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    I have never aspired to be a pro nor an artist. I just enjoy my photography for what it means to me. So, I primarily post to Flickr. I've tried to post to Facebook and Google+, but they are set up to be primarily oriented to a smartphone. I only have a laptop. So, they have not been particularly useful to me. Because I don't aspire to sell my photos places like 500px and others like it don't really interest me. For the happy snappers that I think the majority of us are Flickr is the place to be, I believe.
     
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  5. rjbell

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    The family ones see the light much more than they used too since buying a echo show on prime day. It's linked to your unlimited prime image storage and gives you a slideshow.

    The rest goes on Instagram or Facebook.
     
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  6. Bollygum

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    Thanks. I think it's a fascinating story and I can't really believe the luck I've had to be doing it. I know some people say that you make your own luck, but that is b******t.
    The still photos are at https://steveaxford.smugmug.com/ . There are a lot of them, probably far more than if I was an art photographer.
    For the time lapse, you will have to watch things like Planet Earth 2 and about 6 other documentaries, most of which haven't been released yet. Film producers like the wow factor of something new, so I can't show them around very much.
     
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  7. Bollygum

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    I know what you mean about "no pay = no good". I have to force myself to ignore the fact that few people like some of my favourite photos and even fewer will pay for them. I'll still take that sort of thing at every opportunity I get.
     
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  8. soupdragon

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    I delete almost all of them.
     
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  9. Jedi Colin

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    Any good photos of Steam trains I usually send to railway magazines, put on my website and Facebook page.
     
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  10. Dale.

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    I've enjoyed reading this, thanks for the replies. It's very interesting and enlightening too. (y)
     
  11. Sectionate

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    Web display includes Facebook / Instagram / My own website / Forums

    I also print some out and display them round the house and I also make the odd book every now and then.
     
  12. G4lly

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    I don't do enough with them. Share them on instagram/flickr and not much else.
    I really need to print some of mine and get some nice frames.
     

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