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Ways to Get Started in Landscape Photography and Selling Fine Art

Photography is a buyer's market. Digital photography has flooded the photography marketplace with an endless ocean of photographers who would like to sell their work. This informative article seeks to educate you on the best way to start selling your photography.

We see photos every day, and lots of them in connection with advertisements. Photographs of attractive landscapes which people cannot identify are not interesting to buyers at an art fair. As an example, I live in Naples, Florida. I have been to dozens of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Infrequently do buyers purchase a beautiful photograph of a seashore scene where the scene is, unless they really know. They would like to buy local photos of places that are local. They would like 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 very first lesson would be to take photographs of local scene. 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, though, that youwill need to photograph that scene in ways that they would not view as plain or ordinary. Dress up the scene in exquisite light and also make it remarkable.

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Should you intend on showing your work off, you need to be pitiless. Be ruthless with yourself. Take all your best images 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 first time and who was not there to see the scene first hand?' In the event the reply is no, then take it out of your art show. In the event the reply is yes, then pick 10 of your friends who have the least tact and ask them if they are 'wowed.' It does not wow them, although photography is subjective, and that means you'll get responses that are conflicting, 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, and your photo club may be proud, but the typical small time art buyer simply does not care. The reality is the fact that buyers purchase whatever strikes them as beautiful, and just don't care in case an image has technical imperfections. If you use a Canon Rebel XT or a 1D Mark IV, the purchaser just does not care. The proof 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 (if you can not locate them, you aren't appearing, because they are EVERYWHERE), putting your work in coffee shops for free to decorate their store and then have a sticker on each image for people 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 simple truth is that the market is so saturated that it is extremely difficult to sell. To beat the group, you have to go local. Make your town proud of your town.