Simon A. Stone
calendars? serious ametuer
I am a Serious ametuer photographer still in highschool, and I just recently won a photo contest and I was wondering if there was someway to make and sell a caledar of some of the pictures I have taken. I have people tell me that I should sell them . but I wouldn't even know where to start. well sort of I have worked at a newspaper, for a little while. I don't have the money to travel very far so I have take pictures of the area where I live and I was wondering if I could do a regional thing. and if I could get it published how many, i'm in the uintah basin, utah,maybe 10000 live in the area. I think I would try to sell them at a celebration in august but that seems a little early for a calendar. if any professionals have anything to offer I would appreciate it a lot. thanks
Just wanted to wish you luck and I hope some of the replies you get are helpful, I will keep an eye on them too as I also have similar considerations as I explore ways to start then develop a business, or at least begin to 'get my photographs out there', it's nice to be reminded I'm not alone with all these thoughts!! I've just been reading a lot of useful info on this site: http://www.danheller.com
Hope it helps.
Just when I thought, I too was alone with these thoughts! I had looked into the calendar idea as well. Simon, if your were to market your calendars at a local fair etc. You could very easily make them your self. Get your self some bright white card stock and photo paper. Most new inkjets will do just fine. You will also need a comb binding machine (staples $125)
Good Luck, I hope this helps.
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