landscape photography, making it pay?
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29-04-11, 08:03 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Ditto the above..... websites are so-so, but those people who attend the regular round of local art and craft fairs probably do best. That means making a choice of your finest images (perhaps with some advice and the critical opinions of maybe a professional, members of a camera club, Flickr etc) then making plenty of matted prints, ready to sell (I understand that people prefer to buy matted prints and then make their own framing choices, and that's not a bad thing!) So perhaps choose your best 20 and have three of each 'ready to go'.... it's a tricky balance - but I dare say you'd get a feel for what the public wants fairly quickly and then tailor your photography to suit.
How do you get the opinions of camera club members? Just volunteer your services as a speaker/presenter - they may pay you anyway, at least expenses - show your best work, judge the reactions of the audience. This, by the way, can also lead to a regular round of presenting at camera clubs and that can be an earner in itself, as well as letting you become better known in your area.
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