I'm officially a professional photographer, now that I've sold my first photo. A marketing firm found one of my photos on Flickr, and inquired about buying it for use in one of their client's "corporate branding" campaigns. The client turned out to be FedEx, and the campaign was their Annual Report. As an added bonus, as it turns out, my photo was purchased to be the cover shot. After about a month of negotiations, we reached a mutual agreement on rights, usage, and payment, and I received my check today. For anyone interested, I've had to remove the photo from Flickr as part of the agreement, but I'm allowed to continue using it as part of my online portfolio. The photo can be viewed on my personal gallery. I'll let you guys know when the AR is released, since they make them available for download in PDF format on their website.