I am not a photographer by trade. However my hobby has turned into a bit more and I have been selling prints. I'd like to open up a website, submit to local galleries, submit for publication, watermarking images, etc.
Big issue is I have a semi-common name. I have looked up my first and last and every iteration of that with photo, photography, etc. There are several people with my name with professional photography sites around the US.
So I have come to the conclusion that I can't just do "My Name Photography." So what do I do now? I found many nonsensical names for photo brands to be off putting. But I also don't have this big business and wanted to stress it's just me and my vision. So where do I go from here? I named my post production business one of these type names and it has gone real well. But it works for that type of business. Most Post houses aren't named after the founder. I don't think I really want to tie the photography into that name and want it to live on its own.
I don't want to shoehorn myself into "My Name Portraits" or "My Name Landscapes", etc. I'm lost. Any advice?