Photographic Ideas For Alma New York

Getting Started in Landscape Photography and Selling Fine Art

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 article attempts to educate you on the way to begin selling your photography.

We see a lot of them, and pictures each day in connection with advertisements. Photographs of attractive landscapes which people cannot identify aren't intriguing to buyers at an art fair. For instance, I live in Naples, Florida. I've been to dozens of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Infrequently do unless they know where the scene is buyers buy a wonderful photograph of a beach scene. They want to buy local photographs of local areas. 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 is to shoot pictures of local scenery. What are people in your town proud of? The beautiful mountains surrounding 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 have to photograph that scene in a way that they wouldn't view as plain or normal. Dress the scene up in delightful light and make it sensational.

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Should you plan on showing away your work, you must be ruthless. Be ruthless with yourself. Take all your best images and place them in one folder on your personal 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 the event the answer is no, then take it out of your art show. In case the reply is yes, then select 10 of your friends who have the least tact and ask them if they are 'wowed.' Photography is subjective, and that means you'll get contradictory responses, but it does not wow them, 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 could be proud of the technical perfection of your pictures, and your photo club may be proud, but the typical small-time art buyer only does not care. The simple truth is the fact that buyers purchase whatever strikes them as amazing, 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 only does not care. 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 few things you might try are art fairs ( in case 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 sticker on each image for folks to buy, or submitting articles to your local newspaper with a link to your website.

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