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How to Get Started in Selling Fine Art and Landscape Photography

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

We see pictures every day, and many of them in connection with advertisements. Photos of beautiful landscapes which individuals cannot identify aren't interesting to buyers at an art fair. For example, I live in Naples, Florida. I have been to dozens of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Seldom do buyers purchase a wonderful photograph of a seashore scene unless they know where the scene is. They want to purchase local photographs of local places. They wish 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 first lesson to learn is 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 you'll have to photograph that scene in a way they wouldn't view as clear or average. Dress up the scene in exquisite light and allow it to be sensational.

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If you intend on showing your work off, you have to be ruthless. Be ruthless with yourself. Shoot all of your 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 was not there to see the scene first hand?' If the answer is no, then take it out of your art show. In the event the answer is yes, then choose 10 of your friends that have the least tact and ask them if they are 'wowed.' Photography is subjective, which means you'll get inconsistent answers, but it doesn't wow them, there are 10,000 other images to choose from. Including 'less-than-wow' images in your gallery will drag down the perceived value of your art.

You could take pride in the technical perfection of your images, as well as 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 amazing, and just do not care in case an image has technical imperfections. The buyer just does not care if you use a 1D Mark IV or a Canon Rebel XT. The proof 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 ( in case you can not locate them, you aren't appearing, because they're EVERYWHERE), placing your work in coffee shops for free to decorate their shop and then have a decal on each image for individuals to purchase, or submitting posts to your local newspaper with a link to your website.

All the best in selling your fine art photography. The truth is the fact that the market is really saturated that it is amazingly hard to sell. You have to go local to beat the bunch. Make your town proud of your town.