How to Sell Fine Art Photography
The photographs that are created by an artist to impress upon the creative vision are called Fine Art Photographs. Pictures created to display for sale are known as Fine Art Photographs, whereas a photograph taken on a commercial intention and to earn a commission is called Art Photography. Fine art photography is very different from commercial photography and photojournalism.
Gradually, many photographers have started viewing fine art photography with a modern outlook. Light and stage are important to present day photography. Earlier, photographers used natural sources and ready to use stages, such as waterfalls, hills and other natural scenic beauties.
Framing and printing a photograph is another important factor in this kind of photography because it helps in improving the appearance of the photographs and thus betters the chance of selling. Highly glossy wall sized prints are used rather than small prints and glass is commonly used to portray the photographs instead of canvas.
Selling of fine art photography is not an easy task. The basic problem faced during selling this type of photography is fixing the price of the photographs. Economics plays an important role during the fixation of the price of a photograph. There are some other points which should be kept in mind while selling your photographs, such as empathizing your own fine art photograph, understanding the targeted buyer, identify venues for display, fixing reasonable price tag. Aficionados, collectors and patrons basically collect these prints.
Selection of a genuine buyer, for your photographs, is also important. It helps if you try to know your community and the events being held there in different places. You should also understand the buyer’s psychology. The convenient way is to look for local activities in newspapers and the Internet and participate in various competitions. Your primary concern is to attract buyers to your stall and impress upon them by explaining the ideas behind the photos.
I successfully have been selling my arts and crafts for a number of years. Since I began this journey I have had many relatives and friends wanting to know the secret to my success.