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OC ‘n’ Quilly Shopkeepers!

A number of people approached me this week and told me I should try to sell my photos. This surprised me greatly, but I did some looking and discovered … I am a fairly talented amateur photographer, but there are plenty of other folks with cameras who are much, much better than I!

Still, it seemed I was being offered an opportunity. How best to take advantage of it? I began by having a chat with OC. Let me tell you something now, I love the man, but he does not bow to my vanities. He told me under no uncertain terms that while I might have the talent to compete with the pros, I didn’t have the education (neither formal nor experiential) or the equipment to enter the fray at any level above 10th sub-basement. Ouch.

Still, there are people who like my stuff, so there must be a market. All I had to do was find it. And I did! Yay! You can find it, too. Just click here.

If you don’t see what you want and have a suggestion, leave it in the comment box or click the email link to the left of the blog just under my photo. Thanks!

Oh! And thanks to Sauer Kraut, OC and I may soon be running a contest that will allow you to win store merchandise! Stay tuned for further developments!

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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. good job for stepping out and trying. I think your pictures are wonderful. I like Jill’s idea too. exhibits and contests wil lhelp you to hone even more the natural talent that you have.

  2. Oh bother talent and contests. The point is the beer steins are awesome. I just might start drinking again.

  3. i truly wish you much success with your venture.

    just in case, do you ship overseas (well, i reckon everything is overseas from hawaii) if i happen to choose something from your offer?

  4. I always liked the 10th sub-basement. The air is much fresher than where we average people are…

  5. I respectfully disagree with OC. At most of the sites where you can sell photos, professionals do not post their work. They are able to sell their photos for much more than many of these sites offer, and there’s not enough incentive for them to bother. Besides, what is the harm?? I could understand if it cost to upload them, but it doesn’t. I’ve seen your photos, and I’ve purchased a lot of photos from these kind of sites, and I think yours are beautiful, high-quality images.

    That being said, I wish you much luck with the store. 🙂

  6. Shrinky — I’d rather fail the never try.

    Jill — excellent idea! Thanks!

    Jules — I repeat what I told Jill …

    Doug — you are so good for my ego.

    Polona — yes to international shipping!

    VE — fresh air underground? Where do you live? Truth is, I live in Hawaii and I’d have a heck of a time finding a basement, ever mind a subbasement!

    Dr. John — it is not our intention to mine our friends!

    Brig — check your email.

  7. I say, “nothing ventured, nothing gained”. Go for it! You can always buy the professional equipment but you can’t buy the talent. If you’ve got talent, you’ve got the battle about won…

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