Digital SLR Cameras For Landscape Photographs For Sartell Minnesota

How to Get Started in Landscape Photography and Selling Fine Art

Photography is a buyer's market. The photography market has flooded with an endless ocean of photographers who need to sell their work. This article attempts to educate you on the best way to start selling your photography.

We see many of them, and photographs daily in connection with advertisements. Photographs of beautiful landscapes which people cannot identify are not fascinating to buyers at an art fair. As an example, I live in Naples, Florida. I've been to dozens of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Rarely do unless they know where the scene is, buyers buy a lovely photograph of a beach scene. They want to purchase local photos of areas that are local. They would like 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 would be to shoot photographs of local scenery. 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. Remember, however, that you will need to photograph that scene in ways that they wouldn't view as clear or average. Dress up the scene in exquisite light and make it remarkable.

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You must be callous should you intend on showing your work off. Be ruthless with yourself. Shoot all of your very best pictures and place them in one folder in your 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. If the response is yes, then choose 10 of your friends who have the least tact and ask them if they are 'wowed.' Photography is subjective, and that means you will get inconsistent responses, but it doesn't wow them, there are 10,000 other images to select from. Including 'less-than-wow' pictures in your gallery will drag down the perceived worth of your art.

You might be proud of the technical perfection of your pictures, and your photo club might be proud, but the average small-time art buyer merely doesn't care. The reality is that buyers buy whatever strikes them as beautiful, and simply do not care in case an image has technical imperfections. The purchaser only does not care if you use a Canon Rebel XT or a 1D Mark IV. The evidence is in the pudding.

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So where are you really going to sell your fine art photography that is local? A couple of things you might try are art fairs ( in case you can not locate them, you aren't appearing, because they're EVERYWHERE), putting your work in coffee shops for free to decorate their store and then have a decal on each image for people to purchase, or submitting articles to your local newspaper with a link to your site.

Good luck in selling your fine art photography. The simple truth is the fact that the marketplace is really saturated that it is amazingly difficult to sell. To beat on the bunch, you must go local. Make your town proud of your town.