An often quoted piece that's harder to than you think goes something like this:
“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”
Almost a year ago, I took this advice to heart…
…and took action to start a side-project sharing pineapple images.
As a photographer that was trying to specialize in architectural and real estate photography, I wasn't sure if a project like photographing pineapples would be smart. And today, almost a year and +200k downloads later, I am feeling that same anxiousness.
Today became the perfect day to take action:
Presenting Pineapple Supply Co.
182 photos of pineapples. Over 236,000 pineapple images downloaded. More than 18,500,000 pineapple photos viewed. Greater than 10,000 followers across social.
It's a crazy difference from July 1, 2015, when all of those numbers were at zero and I simply needed to share my photography with the world in a positive way. In a weird way, I'd been feeling the same kind of anxiousness I had when starting to share free pineapple images on pineapples.io.
I planned to launch Pineapple Supply Co. On the anniversary of pineapples.io; however, I began to wonder if I was going to keep putting off some of the work necessary to be ready. Instead of waiting, I took action and opened up with a new creation.
What better day than the first day of Summer to announce Pineapple Supply Co?!
Despite humble beginnings, I want to take my pineapple photography project to the next level. The support I've seen through all of the views and free downloads continues to fuel me to photograph pineapples for people to use in any way they need. In order to do so, I needed to find a way to earn some money.
If you've been following along this journey, you'll have noticed premium photos and photo collections made for sale on Creative Market. To my surprise, creatives welcomed such a weird and wacky project around pineapples! Yes, validation continued to humble me as creatives opted to purchase images (we mentioned this in our report for q1 2016).
As someone that wants to provide amazing value, I decided my own storefront would be important. Instead of trying to sell licensed images individually, I'm opting for that value I mentioned.
New: Lifetime Membership
To celebrate the beginning of Pineapple Supply Co and Summer 2016, we're providing the ultimate value we could ever bring to anyone that would ever need a stock photo of a pineapple.
For simplicity, I decided against uploading every premium pineapple image for purchase and download. Instead, they are all packaged into photo collections. If you're not interested in a full membership, you're able to purchase and download single collections. The pricing for photo collections will stick; however, the membership is currently set as a launch price. My desire is to reward any early supporters.
Continuation: Free Pineapple Images
The launch of Pineapple Supply Co. does not mean the days of free pineapple images are over. Not a chance.
It's important to know that I'll continue to try and upload free pineapple photos on a regular basis (almost every day). Over the past year, I've uploaded just shy of 200 freebies and it's simply a habit for me now. I love sharing with the Unsplash community as well. It's become a place that I'm almost known as the pineapple photographer and the place to spread good vibes!
Imagine you want to find a welcoming hero image or want to celebrate the first day of summer on your Instagram account. I wondered if there could be a place that's the go-to source for pineapple images. That's what Pineapple Supply Co is about. It's the place you go to for pineapple photos which you can use for anything you want and spread good vibes all at the same time.
Thanks for your support! Stay Golden ?