I currently use one camera and one lens. The camera I use is the Canon Rebel XS, which is considered to be an “entry level” DSLR. The lens I use is the Canon 18-55mm IS (3.5-5.6) lens, which was the “kit lens” that came with the Rebel XS. I have reached a total of over 5000 shutter activations to date, though only posted 120 images on my Fine Art America website (http://douglas-wilks.artistwebsites.com) to date. Why so few images for sale with so many shutter activations?
The reasons for so few for sale in contrast to total shutter activations is due to my personal and professional choices on which images are high enough quality to sell. Often I will choose more than one setting on the camera while in the advanced modes, yielding a variety of images. Some of those images may be too dark, too light, out of focus, or are not the image I was seeking to create. I shoot the majority of my images using RAW then convert to JPEG. The length of time from image capture to posting to my website varies from hours to days, depending upon what is happening at the time.
At this time I am looking to make the photography profitable and hope it one day will be a full time means of income. If you like the images you see on my website, or the blog entries here; please leave a comment or email me directly. Thank you for your time and support.