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Ways to Get Started in Landscape Photography and Selling Fine Art

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

We see pictures daily, and lots of them in connection with advertising. Photos of gorgeous landscapes which individuals cannot identify aren't fascinating to buyers at an art fair. For example, I live in Naples, Florida. I've been to tons of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Rarely do unless they know where the scene is, buyers purchase a beautiful photograph of a seashore scene. They would like to purchase local photos of local areas. 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 first lesson to learn is to take pictures of local scene. What are folks in your town proud of? The beautiful mountains surrounding the city? The pier heading out into the bay? The downtown lights at Christmas time? Every town has something amazing. Don't forget, though, that youare going to have to photograph that scene in a way they would not view as plain or normal. Dress up the scene in amazing light and allow it to be sensational.

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You must be pitiless if you intend on showing away your work. Be ruthless with yourself. Take all your best pictures and put them in one folder on your 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?' If the reply is no, then take it out of your art show. If the answer is yes, then choose 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, which means you'll get answers that are conflicting, there are 10,000 other pictures to select from. Including 'less-than-wow' pictures in your gallery will drag down the perceived value of your art.

You might be proud of the technical perfection of your pictures, as well as your photo club may be proud, but the average small time art buyer simply does not care. The simple truth is the fact that buyers purchase whatever strikes them as amazing, and simply do not care in case an image has technical imperfections. If you use a 1D Mark IV or a Canon Rebel XT, the buyer only doesn't care. The evidence is in the pudding.

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

All the best in selling your fine art photography. The fact remains that the marketplace is really saturated that it is amazingly hard to sell. To defeat on the bunch, you must go local. Make your town proud of your town.