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Jun 13, 2013 19:59 |  #1

Need some feedback.

I'm getting ready to become more aggressive selling forest and outdoors prints. Probably going to get another website just for this.

I've got huge redwood photos, a couple of flower photos, a few forest photos. Then two days ago, as I was browsing some portraiture photos, the photo below got me to pause, wondering if there's a market for this kind of look.

I'm planning to sell only 16" x 20" and larger at this time.


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Jun 14, 2013 10:10 |  #2

Are you talking about that specific image or are you talking about it as a style to sell as a part of a portrait session? If you mean the former, who do you envision would buy the image and hang it on their wall other than the models family?




  
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Jun 14, 2013 10:15 |  #3

If you had an existing following you might be able to. I rather doubt this image is going to create a market.




  
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Jun 14, 2013 10:20 |  #4

I'm certainly not a marketing expert by any means. Frankly, I got out of the wedding photography business because I hated the amount of marketing required to make a go of it. However, your image may have a market in the tattoo business. "Ink" is a big seller these days. I could see a quality tattoo shop hanging your work for marketing purposes. It's certainly very well done and would be very attractive on the walls of a shop. You might want to do some door to door work to try to line up some potential clients. It's a thought.


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Jun 14, 2013 17:24 |  #5

georgebowman wrote in post #16030510 (external link)
I'm certainly not a marketing expert by any means. Frankly, I got out of the wedding photography business because I hated the amount of marketing required to make a go of it. However, your image may have a market in the tattoo business. "Ink" is a big seller these days. I could see a quality tattoo shop hanging your work for marketing purposes. It's certainly very well done and would be very attractive on the walls of a shop. You might want to do some door to door work to try to line up some potential clients. It's a thought.

I don't think there is enough ink highlighted in the image for a tattoo shop. also the setting is not what most shops, and I've spend my share of time if several, are looking for. the forest is not what is usually seen in tattoo photos.

I'm not sure that it could be marketed as an art piece as well. I think you may have just missed the mark on this one.


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Jun 14, 2013 18:28 |  #6

Even shots of old tricycles have been sold as art. You just gotta find the right buyer. :D


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Jun 14, 2013 18:47 as a reply to  @ Biffbradford's post |  #7

Appreciate the feedback.

I've seen shots of people outdoors, say like nudes among rocks or driftwood, and that seems to almost go without asking that it can be sold as art if done well. I was just unsure about more clothed in natural woodland or forest. Guess it just depends.

Suppose I've seen a few with themes before, like werewolf, or fairy, etc..


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Jun 14, 2013 19:00 |  #8

You can sell anything to the right buyer.


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Jun 14, 2013 19:06 |  #9

i think i really depends on how you plan on selling it. if its the style i bet you'll be solid, although i think if your trying to sell a portrait of another person, you prolly wont have much success.




  
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Jun 14, 2013 23:29 |  #10

Yeah, maybe I did miss the mark here. My son has frequented tattoo shops but I'm a novice when it comes to this industry. It would appeal to me but then again, I wouldn't get a tattoo either.


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Jun 15, 2013 16:31 |  #11

mdvaden wrote in post #16031931 (external link)
Appreciate the feedback.

I've seen shots of people outdoors, say like nudes among rocks or driftwood, and that seems to almost go without asking that it can be sold as art if done well. I was just unsure about more clothed in natural woodland or forest. Guess it just depends.

Suppose I've seen a few with themes before, like werewolf, or fairy, etc..

Remember, seeing images for sale is very different than seeing images that people are actually selling.

Just because someone is selling something doesn't mean that they have had any success at it. I'm not trying to be discouraging or negative, just realistic. I go to (photographic) art shows and galleries and the artists and gallery owners tell me how very little ever actually sells. The market for prints of any kind is nowhere near what it was 10 years ago.

By the way, there is a small tree trunk growing out of the top of your model's head. If you "fix" that, you may have more success selling the image. Otherwise, the composition of the vegetation is absolutely outstanding!


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