This year, as I haven't been working, to speak of (Im in entertainment IE shows and events), and apparently won't be working any time soon. So with a LOT more time on my hands in 2020, I've been focusing on my photography a lot more than I had been. I'm 64 in 2020 anyway and had been thinking of being semi-retired shortly after turning 65 in Sept 2021. With all this time on my hands to think about stuff, I've found myself wondering how to move my photography game forward. Since I'm already "out of work" with no signs of returning (to my career gig) anyway, why NOT start moving forward with the "next big thing" now? Near as I can tell, steps I could take to move things ahead would be to a: get some prints made and ready them for public display (big prints? small, medium size? What level of quality? What type of print, traditional, alternative process, or basic ink jet?) b: try to get some work into a gallery (local or distant? do I tailor my work to "fit" into a gallery's "profile", submit whatever I feel is my best regardless of content, or try to find a gallery who regularly presents work similar to my own) c: figure out how to sell myself, say for commissioned shoots (for one thing), or how to target a specific clientele, build a client base, etc (advertise in specific publications, websites or magazines? how do I target or even ID potential customers) d: perhaps establish a website or build my "sales" capabilities in Zenfolio, my "host" site, which does facilitate printing & sales) Beyond all or any of this, I could also take some classes at my local community college which has an excellent photography program. I would like to learn Photoshop & Lightroom, for one example, and ultimately it'd be lovely to have the time to complete their 2 year Certificate program. I never intended, originally, to be a "professional" photographer. As I've gotten deeper & deeper into this however, I see so many people who appear to be shooting professionally, or at least appear to be selling some of their work, so I've found myself thinking that perhaps I could also meet some success if I get serious about it and follow any specific protocols or whatever. From my own experience, I know that nothing happens if one puts a half-hearted effort into a thing. Maybe I'm giving myself too much credit but I thought I'd fly this past the P.net collective just for some input. I'm not so much a businessman, although nothing happens if you don't at least try. I also feel like there could well be some very specific stuff that I have no idea about- like how to get one's work into a gallery, to name but one example. Thanks in advance for indulging me.