Photographer Strategies For Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania

Getting Started in Selling Fine Art and Landscape Photography

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

We see lots of them, and photos daily in connection with advertisements. Photographs of gorgeous landscapes which people cannot identify aren't fascinating to buyers at an art fair. As an example, I live in Naples, Florida. I have been to tons of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Infrequently do unless they really know where the scene is buyers buy a beautiful photograph of a beach scene. They would like to buy local photos of local places. 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 very first lesson is to take pictures 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 beautiful. Remember, though, that you will need to photograph that scene in a sense they would not view as clear or common. Dress the scene up in lovely light and make it spectacular.

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You have to be callous should you plan on showing away your work. Be ruthless with yourself. Shoot all your very best pictures and put them in one folder on your own computer. Look through each image and ask yourself, 'Would this image 'wow' someone who saw it for the first time and who wasn't there to see the scene first hand?' In case the answer is no, then take it out of your art show. In case the answer is yes, then choose 10 of your friends who possess the least tact and ask them if they are 'wowed.' It doesn't wow them, although photography is subjective, which means you will get contradictory responses, there are 10,000 other pictures to select from. Including 'less-than-wow' images in your gallery will drag down the perceived value of your art.

You may take pride in the technical perfection of your pictures, as well as your photo club might be proud, but the average small time art buyer merely doesn't care. The reality is the fact that buyers buy whatever strikes them as amazing, and simply do not care if an image has technical imperfections. The purchaser just does not 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 going to sell your local fine art photography? A few things you might try are art fairs ( in case you can't locate them, you aren't appearing, because they are EVERYWHERE), placing 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 website.

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