Earlier this year I set a goal to really push my business. I knew I couldn't sell my photos from the zoo or Safari Park but once I went to Africa I knew any shots I got there would be eligible.
I'd like to say that the photos I took was mostly luck but with a lot practicing before I left, I'd say it was more putting what I've learned to good use. However, luck did play a part on spotting the animals in the first place.
Since I've been back, I decided to push myself even more by creating a store for others to purchase my prints. I've also put my name out there by entering several contests recently. Between the IPA (International Photographers Association), The Smithsonian (Lofty goal :) ) and MTRP contest, at least I'm getting my name out there even if I don't win.