Shooting From the Heart Can Still Bring in Big Money.
Aurora Photographer Dan Chung followed his heart, pointed his camera and clicked without any preconceived thought of what would make a commercially viable image. He simply used his creative intuition and captured his surroundings while street-shooting in the rain, walking around the mall in Washington, D.C. When a woman came running through the dreary scene, he panned his camera and captured her in stride with the drained reflection pool fading into the distance. Dan submitted the photos from his day of shooting in DC, we selected the frames we thought had the most potential for earnings, and just this month it sold for world wide exclusivity within the Industrial Engineering industry.
There are a few takeaways here. First, shoot from the heart. Second, it can be impossible to foresee which clients will license what images. And lastly, in order to bring home the bacon, you must first put your images out there for others to see.
This posting was written with the approval of the photographer. Congratulations Dan!
To see more images from Dan Chung, visit Aurora Photos.