Upload & Sell: Off
I'm 17 and I'm a big shooter and I entered various other places of work in photography this summer. So now that I have some cash for a website(after spending $900 on lenses of course ), I would like to start thinking about a business. When I was at games last year I would get asked all the time why I was there and if I was selling my work. Now I would like to say yes I have a website and give them a card. But I have a few questions. I decided that I'm going to use photoshelter and upload the photos and sell them there. Like this website(friends site). It is run almost just like I would want it to be just I would have it formatted different. I took some time trying to design my own logo based off of a different one I saw since I do some type design in my free time. I contacted the original designer to see if it was ok if I based my logo off one he did and he said there is no law against it since I did it myself and he said it's ok anyways. But I did that logo off of a first last name photography, but now I'm thinking I should actually make up a name for it. And that brings me to the URL name for the website, should I just do firstlastnamephotography.com or firstlastnamephot.com or something else? And should I open a bank account for it even thought I'm only 17? And go through all that legal stuff? I took a class on photography as a business, so I know what to do for the most part. Should I just make a facebook page to start and go with that? And I just drew my logo and fixed it up nice in post, but should I just look into a graphic designer to help with a logo? Thanks in advance.