NFTs: Why they and the community scare me off taking the plunge with my photos

What do NFTs mean for photographers?
(Image credit: Getty Images)

"GM my fellow artists" as the NFT community seems to love saying every morning. I am sure there are many of you out there that are in my shoes still thinking,  “What are NFTs?” or “Why are NFTs a thing?” or “How do I sell NFTs?

I’ve been thinking about the same things for a while now, and these are my thoughts of exploring the market and the culture around it. A few years ago I decided I wanted to take my photography in another direction, fine art to be precise, and produce limited edition prints both on traditional archival photo papers with acid-free mounts and sustainably sourced frames, and also free-hanging aluminum prints.

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.