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How to Get Started in Selling Fine Art and Landscape Photography

Photography is a buyer's market. The photography market has flooded with an endless sea of photographers who want to sell their work. This informative article attempts to educate you on how to begin selling your photography.

We see photographs daily, and a lot of them in connection with advertising. Photos of attractive landscapes which people cannot identify aren't interesting to buyers at an art fair. For instance, I live in Naples, Florida. I have been to heaps of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Rarely do buyers buy a lovely photograph of a beach scene where the scene is, unless they really know. They would like to buy local photographs of places that are local. They want to feel connected with the photograph. A 'generic' landscape photo that the buyer doesn't identify with might as well be a $2 poster at WalMart. The very first lesson to learn is to take pictures of local scenery. What are folks in your town proud of? The beautiful mountains enclosing the city? The pier going out into the bay? The downtown lights at Christmas time? Every town has something amazing. Don't forget, however, that youwill need to photograph that scene in ways that they would not view as clear or common. Dress up the scene in lovely light and also make it spectacular.

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Should you intend on showing your work away, you need to be ruthless. Be ruthless with yourself. Shoot all your best pictures and place them in one folder on your personal computer. Look through each image and ask yourself, 'Would this image 'wow' someone who saw it for the first time and who wasn't there to see the scene first hand?' In the event the answer is no, then take it out of your art show. In case the reply is yes, then pick 10 of your friends that have the least tact and ask them if they are 'wowed.' It doesn't wow them, although photography is subjective, so you will get inconsistent answers, there are 10,000 other pictures to pick from. Including 'less-than-wow' images in your gallery will drag down the perceived worth of your art.

You might be proud of the technical perfection of your images, as well as your photo club might be proud, but the typical small-time art buyer just doesn't care. The truth is that buyers purchase whatever strikes them as beautiful, and simply don't care if an image has technical imperfections. If you use a 1D Mark IV or a Canon Rebel XT, the purchaser just does not care. The evidence is in the pudding.

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So where are you really going to sell your local fine art photography? A few things you might try are art fairs ( in case you can't locate them, you aren't looking, because they're EVERYWHERE), placing your work in coffee shops for free to decorate their store and then have a sticker on each image for individuals to buy, or submitting articles to your local paper with a link to your site.

All the best in selling your fine art photography. The fact remains the fact that the marketplace is really saturated that it is extraordinarily difficult to sell. To beat on the group, you've got to go local. Make your town proud of your town.