I'm a serious hobbyist photographer and take pictures mostly for myself, but also love seeing my work used elsewhere.

Recently I was in a position to use a photo of mine at an annual neighborhood event. I used my photo on the cover of an HOA membership list that's used when people checked into the picnic. A local city councilman saw the photo and expressed interest in acquiring a print of the photo for use in in City Hall.

What are some of the off beat methods you've tried to give your photography more exposure?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you looking mainly for exposure / eyeballs or do you have a goal of that exposure leading to the most amount of $$$/revenue? \$\endgroup\$
    – ahockley
    Jul 15, 2010 at 20:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ More opportunities, not necessarily for monetary purposes. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 8, 2010 at 2:34

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Depends on what your goals are, of course, but I've found volunteering at a deserving charity that's in-line with what you want to be doing a good thing. If you want to focus on pets, volunteer at the local shelter taking photos of the current dogs and/or cats. Personally, I volunteer for my local Make-A-Wish chapter and do a few events for them.

Get some business cards (I like Moo) and hand them out.


I've tried hanging them at the lobby of my apartment building. And also I've tried showing them at bars and restaurants, and that's how a gallerist discovered the pictures and started showing them at the gallery.


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