I sometimes feel uneasy selling a shot.
Yes, I have sold a few. The ones I have sold to, they have offered the money first and if I feel the deal looks good, I will accept this.
I exchange shots with people over the world.
If someone asks me for a copy of a shot I do all my best to help out.
There was a guy who I had been talking to for about a year now who lives in Miami. I promised him a shot for months but I had never got round to looking out the neg to get the enlargement done. After another mail from him I decided to get the fleece jacket on and venture up to the attic to get the neg in question.
I then sent it on to him. What really made it worthwhile was the nice Christmas card he sent to me thanking me for my generosity.
Yes, it cost me money to get done but his thoughtfullness after receiving the enlargement was the best part.
A well known flight simulator company asked to use one of my shots on a box cover of some software. They asked how much I would want for the scan. As I am into flight simulators I asked for a copy of the software when completed as payment.
They were only too happy to supply this to me and even kept me up to date with the box cover design by e-mailing me copies!
I get lots of e-mail asking questions like 'please send me a copy of that shot'
I ignore requests like that.
So all in all, I think carefully before deciding if it's a sell or a donoation.
I have to say, I have more donations that sells