Just as an aside - one thing I can
tell you from my own experience of six years of web-selling (and a
couple of small shows) is that "street photography" which is to
say pictures of people doing the things they do - hardly sells at
all, even though this form of shooting is the hardest / trickiest
thing to accomplish (for me)..
A friend of mine found this very surprising since
he said that faces are the first things we recognize as infants, and how
important it is to be able to "read" facial expressions.
My counter to this was - it was important but only
with people that are important to us: this could be family members or famous people that we idolized.
What does sell (at least as I say through the web) are what I would
call "living room" pictures. Images that have a fairly
traditional design layout - and that bring back memories of - in my
case - New York. Whether "street photography" sells in galleries
- I have no idea. As an example - photographers who read the blog
were impressed by the Crossing Brooklyn Bridge shot. Since that
shot went up for sale, I have sold several Central Park shots, some
buildings - but Crossing Brooklyn Bridge has not sold at all.
This is not meant as a complaint - as I understand it. I don't
have many pictures on my own walls (not enough space) but here are the
shots that are up there: Triborough Bridge, Night; Subway Train
Overview; Window of Met; and two smaller shots: Chinatown Card
Players and Paris Wedding.