Photography has long been an enjoyable hobby, allowing me to express my creativity in new ways. Just for fun, I began sharing my photos on Facebook and Instagram where I appreciated the growing number of likes, followers and comments.
Over time, people began asking to use my pictures for various personal or business purposes. Some wanted to publish them in brochures or on a company's website. Others wanted to decorate their homes or offices with my framed pictures.
I was flattered, but I honestly didn't know how to respond. I'd never taken pictures with the idea that I might sell or license them. To me, photography was a fun hobby, not a business. I had no systems in place to share or even sell my photos.
Then several people went a step further by encouraging me to publish a coffee table book of my photos. Others wanted to buy a pictorial calendar.
Honestly, I didn't know the best ways to share my pictures, so I sought the advice of friends and other photographers. I began exploring various options and several months ago I purchased the domain name duanehallockphotography.com. After a steep learning curve, I have finally completed the first phase of building my website, though it will be an ongoing work in progress.
On my website you will find my photos are available in a variety of options, including:
Well, there you have it! My new website has launched. In case you're wondering, I am not quitting my full-time job as a corporate communicator. This is just an extension of my photography hobby.
Since I'm new to this, I would greatly value your advice and feedback as I continue to learn. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and support.