Your Photography: A Guide to Promoting Your Work Locally
Living on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast for many years, there have been plenty of opportunities for growth as an outdoor and landscape photographer. Of course, I didn’t start out with the idea to make money selling my prints. I came to photography because of my love for the outdoors. I wanted to capture the beauty of my experiences in nature for myself. After awhile, though, people began to ask if my images were for sale. Because I lived in such a beautiful area, I realized that I was perfectly positioned to promote my work in the many shops and galleries that catered to the local tourist industry. And so my journey began, selling prints and sharing my work with the world, close to home.
This book was born because photographers and artists who have an interest in selling their work, either online or through various retail outlets, keep reaching out to me for advice. I always help them as best as I can, by answering their questions and pointing them to various resources, so that they, too, can begin promoting and selling their work. This book is for those just starting out. It’s my attempt to compile information into one place: a guide to get people started. Whether you are a photographer, or any other kind of artist, and you would like to begin promoting your work, you can benefit from the tips and tricks I write about in these pages. Because I am a landscape photographer, I am mostly addressing nature photography. But, if you are a portrait photographer, a painter, or work in any other medium, you can still benefit from the information in this book. I hope to send you down the exciting path of selling and promoting your art in your hometown and perhaps, beyond!
I have included an entire chapter with a Q&A from the featured photographers listed below. You are going to love the helpful & inspiring information they share in the book!
FRANKA M. GABLER
SUSAN & STEVE DIMOCK
STEVE J. GIARDINI