Creations — My new Fine Art America art galleries
Way back in 1976, Paul McCartney (now Sir Paul McCartney) and Wings brought their Wings Over America tour to Houston, Texas. At the time I was a senior at Texas A&M University 90 miles away in College Station. I succeeded in convincing my aunt in Tomball, Texas, to drive 45 miles and camp out to get me a ticket as soon as they went on sale. Back then there were no online sales, Ticketmaster, etc. You had to go to the ticket office to get tickets. Massive inconvenience. She quickly became my favorite aunt.
The concert was going to be on a Saturday night, so I took the bus down to Houston on Thursday after my final class. I skipped my only Friday class, a 3-hour lab, to be the first in line to get in on Saturday. And I was. I was also the first into the Summit. With festival seating, I quickly looked around to see where the bass guitar was on stage, and made my way so that I was as close as possible to that bass guitar.
During the course of the concert, I took many pictures with my friend’s Minolta SLR camera. After printing all of the pictures, I sold one of them, an 8×10, for $100, to a Beatles collector in Houston. That was my first picture sale.
Now that every
dog and his cat (oooops, Zoey the Cool Cat didn’t like that) cat and her dog has a camera or a smarty pants phone, selling pictures is a hit or miss endeavour (I put the U in there for my Canadian friends). Over the past five years I have sold 253 digital picture files for a grand total of $253.
One thing I have noticed is that the pictures that are selling are unique, either because of a different perspective, the name of the photographer (Ansel Adams still sells), or some other factor that makes them unlike any other.
In my own self-interest, I’ve been looking for something unique that would define me, my photography, or my photographic art (or artistic photography). I found it a couple of days ago, and now I am creating art galleries at Fine Art America. Here are my first two:
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Posted on July 12, 2012, in Adobe, Digital photo editing, Flora, Manmade, Mother & Father Nature, Photos and tagged artichoke flower pictures, bird of paradise pictures, coneflower pictures, fine art america, sunflower pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.