Professional Photography Strategies For Cairo West Virginia

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 sea of photographers who want to sell their work. This informative article seeks to teach you the best way to start selling your photography.

We see a lot of them, and photos every day in connection with advertising. Photographs of beautiful landscapes which folks cannot identify aren't interesting to buyers at an art fair. For instance, I live in Naples, Florida. I've been to tons of art fairs and one thing rings true every time: Seldom do unless they know where the scene is buyers buy a beautiful photograph of a seashore scene. They want to buy local photos 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 is to shoot 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, however, that youwill need to photograph that scene in a sense they wouldn't view as plain or ordinary. Dress up the scene in delightful light and allow it to be sensational.

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You must be callous, should you plan on showing away your work. Be ruthless with yourself. Shoot all of your very best images 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?' If the reply is no, then take it out of your art show. If the reply is yes, then choose 10 of your friends who have the least tact and ask them if they're 'wowed.' Photography is subjective, and that means you will get conflicting answers, but it does not wow them, there are 10,000 other pictures to choose from. Including 'less-than-wow' pictures in your gallery will drag down the perceived value of your art.

You could be proud of the technical perfection of your images, as well as your photo club may be proud, but the average small-time art buyer just doesn't care. The fact remains that buyers buy whatever strikes them as amazing, and just don't care if an image has technical imperfections. If you use a 1D Mark IV or a Canon Rebel XT, the buyer simply doesn't 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 ( in case you can't find them, you aren't looking, because they're EVERYWHERE), putting your work in coffee shops for free to decorate their store and then have a sticker on each image for folks to purchase, or submitting posts to your local paper with a link to your site.

Good luck in selling your fine art photography. The fact remains that the market is so saturated that it's extraordinarily hard to sell. To beat the bunch, you've got to go local. Make your town proud of your town.