Wednesday, February 24, 2010

From the Past

Though technically not a photo, I have brought this print out of the dusty collection that consists of past works I have done. I created this back in college in a computer photo class back when photoshop was still new(ish) and back before digital cameras. I enjoy this one and am thinking of doing more prints like this, maybe a kitchen theme or different themes. Hope you enjoy!

Soft Red Tulip Flower

Normally I go for the bright colors in my photos as shown in my last post, but I tried a more subdued soft color on this one. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

First Photo Collage

So this is my first photo collage that I have created. I took my photo of a hibiscus flower on a black background and Andy Warhol'ed it and came up with this. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Niche = Sales?

Recently, I've been wondering why my Etsy sales are just not as much as I'd like them to be. (I know sales aren't that important and it's all about the art, but when you have to make a living from it, it's very important!) Then I tried to figure out how to fix it. Everywhere I go, people tell me what great work I have and how I have a great eye. I appreciate that greatly. But, as the saying goes, if I had a penny for every time I heard that, I would be rich. Which brings my question of why I'm not selling photos. Could it be the economy? Maybe.

I've searched other photographers on Etsy, and there are a few who are selling like crazy. I didn't understand it. When I looked further, I realized these photographers had a sort of niche or commonality among their photos. That is something I am missing. As I look at my own photos, I find I am all over the place. I have a hard time grouping them together or finding something in common. Maybe that is where my problem lies. I have no niche. Maybe I should come up with one? I'm not sure yet. But until then I will continue to shoot photos and see where it takes me.

Please comment about this topic! Thanks!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Featured on POE blog!!

How much do I love POE? So much! They must love me as well because they featured one of my photos on their blog!

Check it out!