Wow! January 10 already. The days are going by so fast that Christmas will be here before we know it!
Meanwhile, though, I’m going to share some photographic art flowers with you for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta.
What I will be attempting to do with my new Photographic Art venture is to sell some of my work for reasonable prices. Some of my photographs are pretty good but nowhere near as good as the professional photographers since I don’t have the kind of equipment that they have.
My equipment is a Canon 550D, known as a Canon EOS Rebel T2i here in the United States; I imported mine from England before the T2i was available here, mainly because it was the first Canon EOS to have a video setting. It cost a whopping $700 and is a cropped-sensor camera. The professionals who make a living from selling their photographs are using cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, which costs around $3,400.
My lens is a Tamron 28-300mm zoom lens, which cost $300. That’s it. Professionals probably don’t even have a zoom lens! Rather, they use prime lenses, so a professional might have a 28mm lens, a 55mm lens, a 100mm, 200mm, and 300mm lens, not to mention a 400mm lens, a 500mm lens, a 600mm lens, and perhaps even a 1200mm lens. Together, all of that costs, well, tens of thousands of dollars.
Professionals probably don’t spend too much time behind the computer post-processing their photographs. I, on the other hand, do. I love the computer work. I love making something out of nothing, making a good photograph better, perhaps into a work of art.
Since my wise old grandmother told me back in 1966 that people like to have choices, my intent with Photographic Art is to create a minimum of four different works of art based on one photograph. With over 300,000 photographs, of which probably only about 50,000 (still a lot!) are any good at all, I should be able to create a good portfolio to give people choices. I’ll discuss my target market in an upcoming post, but for right now, I’ll just share some photographic art flowers with you.
Photographic art is only part of the Photographic Art project, though. Photographic art comes in sets of two prints. Again, Clients get a choice of which two. Prints come in two sizes, 4×6 and 5×7. Client choice. Different prices for the different sizes, though, but not significantly. The two Photographic Art prints come in a special glass frame. The 4×6 glass frame weighs 2¾ pounds! Heavy! The heavy glass, instead of lightweight plastic or wood, implies quality, and that’s my intent. Nothing but quality. The glass frame is large enough to stand upright on its own yet small enough to serve as a paperweight on a desk. If you get tired of one picture, just flip the frame! Additional pictures can be ordered at extremely reasonable prices, so Clients can have a set of, say, 10 pictures and switch pictures out whenever they want a new look on the desk or shelf.
One final flower picture to leave you with:
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