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How to Get Started in Selling Fine Art and Landscape Photography

Photography is a buyer's market. The photography marketplace has flooded with an endless sea of photographers who would like to sell their work. This article attempts to teach you how to start selling your photography.

We see several of them, and photos each day in connection with advertisements. Photos of beautiful landscapes which folks cannot identify are not intriguing to buyers at an art fair. For instance, I live in Naples, Florida. I have been to tons of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Infrequently do buyers buy a wonderful photograph of a seashore scene unless they really know where the scene is. They want to purchase local photos of areas that are local. They want to feel connected with the photograph. A 'generic' landscape photo which the buyer doesn't identify with might as well be a $2 poster at WalMart. The first lesson to learn is to shoot photographs of local scenery. What are people 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 wonderful. Remember, however, that you will have to photograph that scene in ways they would not view as plain or average. Dress the scene up in delightful light and allow it to be dramatic.

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You need to be pitiless if you plan on showing away your work. Be ruthless with yourself. Shoot all of your best images and put them in one folder on your own personal computer. Look through each image and ask yourself, 'Would this image 'wow' someone who saw it for the very 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 response is yes, then select 10 of your friends who have the least tact and ask them if they're 'wowed.' It does not wow them, although photography is subjective, so you'll get conflicting answers, there are 10,000 other pictures to choose from. Including 'less-than-wow' images in your gallery will drag down the perceived value of your art.

You might take pride in the technical perfection of your pictures, and your photo club may be proud, but the average small time art buyer only does not care. The reality is that buyers purchase whatever strikes them as beautiful, and simply don't care in case an image has technical imperfections. The purchaser simply doesn't care if you use a 1D Mark IV or a Canon Rebel XT. 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 find them, you aren't looking, because they're EVERYWHERE), placing your work in coffee shops for free to decorate their shop and then have a decal on each image for people to purchase, or submitting articles to your local paper with a link to your website.

All the best in selling your fine art photography. The simple truth is the fact that the market is so saturated that it is extraordinarily hard to sell. You have to go local to defeat the bunch. Make your town proud of your town.