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malissia  harwood

Do you think my pictures will sell

Do you thinkmy prints would sell at art fairs or gift shops any comments welcome.

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6/17/2006 8:10:15 PM

Autumn Todd
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2005
  I don't know much about what sells at fine art fairs, but I think that you have some very nice wildlife pics. I especially like the sunset photo.

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6/17/2006 10:19:33 PM

Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Hi Malissia You did not say where you lived; however from viewing your gallery I suspect that you may live someplace around Oklahoma. It is hard to figure out what will sell in a craft/art fair or gift shop if you do not know the market for that area. Here in New England we are blessed (or cursed, depending upon ones outlook!) with many artsy communities where some well known artists/writers/photographers make their home. Thus the competition can be tough. However, for the first time I am entering some of my images in a local arts fair in late July. The fair is by invitation only odd that I would be invited so I suspect the competition will be stiff. Yet, having gone to this particular event in the past, I know that some of what is being sold is no better than what I can produce and in some cases not as good. Id say visit some galleries, gift shops or other venues where you might consider selling your work and get a feel for how your images measure up to what is currently being sold. Some of your images are quite good and you may be able to sell them to lovers of nature and wildlife perhaps as cards or matted images. No one can really judge how well your work will be received in your area other than someone in your area who knows the competition.

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6/18/2006 8:18:11 AM

Chant C. Dhames   after looking through your gallery, yeah I think you can sell but I'd suggest being a little more selective or critical of what you put up and what you release to the public. 3 of your images in your gallery are gorgeous, several require level/post production exposure adjustments, and most if not all require some sort of cropping. And 1 or 2 were just out of focus. You don't necessarily need to put or release your best work, but make sure the work you do put up is taken as far as the image can go. Otherwise in the professional world people will not take you as seriously as you may want them to. Hope I helped.

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6/18/2006 5:01:57 PM

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