Having A Professional Appearance In Ones Landscape Photographs For Lacombe Alberta

The way to Get Started in Selling Fine Art and Landscape Photography

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

We see photos every day, and many of them in connection with promotion. Photos of beautiful landscapes which individuals cannot identify are not 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: Seldom do buyers purchase a beautiful photograph of a seashore scene unless they know where the scene is. They want to buy local photos of local areas. They wish to feel connected with the photograph. A 'generic' landscape photo which the buyer does not 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 enclosing 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 ways they would not view as plain or average. Dress the scene up in beautiful light and allow it to be remarkable.

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You must be pitiless, if you plan on showing away your work. Be ruthless with yourself. Take all your very best images and put them in one folder in your computer. Look through each image and ask yourself, 'Would this image 'wow' someone who saw it for the very first time and who was not there to see the scene first hand?' If the answer is no, then take it out of your art show. If the response is yes, then select 10 of your friends that have the least tact and ask them if they are 'wowed.' Photography is subjective, so you'll get answers that are conflicting, but it doesn't wow them, there are 10,000 other images to select from. Including 'less-than-wow' images 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 typical small time art buyer merely doesn't care. The reality is that buyers buy whatever strikes them as beautiful, and just do not care in case an image has technical imperfections. If you use a Canon Rebel XT or a 1D Mark IV, the purchaser simply 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 couple of things you might try are art fairs (if you can not find them, you aren't looking, because they're EVERYWHERE), putting your work in coffee shops for free to decorate their shop and then have a decal on each image for people to buy, or submitting posts to your local paper with a link to your site.

All the best in selling your fine art photography. The fact remains that the market is so saturated it is amazingly difficult to sell. You must go local, to conquer the group. Make your town proud of your town.