Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos The Business of Photography 
Thread started 24 Aug 2011 (Wednesday) 21:42
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Have not sold one photograph, need help!

 
sierrarisse
Junior Member
28 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
     
Aug 24, 2011 21:42 |  #1

I have had my website up for over a year and have not sold any pictures. I have hopes of making a little money from sales to improve my equipment. I will appreciate all of the advice you are able to give. Price too high, more time inviting local people to site, improve quality, etc. Please look it over and give me your advice. http://www.naturetrail​photo.com (external link)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
PeaceFire
Goldmember
Avatar
2,281 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, AZ - Chico, CA - Duluth, MN
     
Aug 24, 2011 21:47 |  #2

How many people visit your site daily? If a thousand people a day view it and no one buys, it's probably your pricing or quality of work. If only 5 people a month visit your site... that's your problem. You need to advertise and display your work for others to see.


My Gear List / My Blog (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
NewEnglandPhotographer
Goldmember
2,343 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Feb 2011
     
Aug 24, 2011 21:49 |  #3

There really isn't much money to be made from nature/landscape photography these days.

To be honest, looking at the slideshow on your homepage I see a lot of "ordinary" photos that most probably would not want prints of. Try choosing your absolute best 5 or so photos to use in that slideshow. First impressions are everything. If I had just stumbled upon your site (without being prompted to by you in this forum to critique it) I would never have even gotten to your galleries because the slideshow wasn't really up to par.


Canon 7D | 70-200mm f2.8is II L | 24-70mm f2.8 L | 50mm f1.8 | 28mm f1.8 | Canon 1.4x TC II | 580EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sierrarisse
THREAD ­ STARTER
Junior Member
28 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:08 |  #4

PeaceFire wrote in post #12994809 (external link)
How many people visit your site daily? If a thousand people a day view it and no one buys, it's probably your pricing or quality of work. If only 5 people a month visit your site... that's your problem. You need to advertise and display your work for others to see.

Any suggestions on ways to advertise?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sierrarisse
THREAD ­ STARTER
Junior Member
28 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:09 |  #5

ewheeler20 wrote in post #12994822 (external link)
There really isn't much money to be made from nature/landscape photography these days.

To be honest, looking at the slideshow on your homepage I see a lot of "ordinary" photos that most probably would not want prints of. Try choosing your absolute best 5 or so photos to use in that slideshow. First impressions are everything. If I had just stumbled upon your site (without being prompted to by you in this forum to critique it) I would never have even gotten to your galleries because the slideshow wasn't really up to par.

Thank you, I will make the change!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Stone-Rogers
Member
169 posts
Joined Jun 2011
Location: LaGrange, GA-USA
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:25 |  #6

Are you doing Google analytics to track visitors?
Do you have prints up in local spots? Coffee shops, restaurants, Chamber of Commerce and the like?


www.stone-rogers.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sierrarisse
THREAD ­ STARTER
Junior Member
28 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:28 |  #7

Stone-Rogers wrote in post #12995075 (external link)
Are you doing Google analytics to track visitors?
Do you have prints up in local spots? Coffee shops, restaurants, Chamber of Commerce and the like?

None of the above! I will look into all of your great suggestions!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mguffin
Goldmember
Avatar
2,627 posts
Gallery: 17 photos
Likes: 17
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Allendale, NJ
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:29 |  #8

You are not telling people that "This site contains photos that can be bought as prints"... Instead your site says "Welcome to Nature Trail Photo. The images on this site are for your enjoyment."

Not till you navigate to an image you like is there a little tiny Buy button...

Make it look like a store if you want to sell.


Mike
Nikon D800 ~ Nikon D500
Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG ~ Nikkor 50 f/1.8G ~ Nikkor 85 f/1.8G ~ Nikkor 12-24 f/4 DX ~ Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 DX ~ Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR ~ Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC ~ Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 DC

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
advaitin
Goldmember
Avatar
4,620 posts
Gallery: 432 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 833
Joined Jun 2003
Location: The Fun Coast of Florida
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:41 |  #9

Some images might sell as stock, although that market doesn't pay a lot.


Canons to the left, Canons to the right,
We hold our L glass toward the light,
Digitizing in a snap reflective glory
That will forever tell our imaged story.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mikekelley
"Meow! Bark! Honk! Hiss! Grrr! Tweet!"
Avatar
7,317 posts
Likes: 14
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:45 |  #10

rename your site to "photos of the cutest animals ever" and go after that market, get rid of everything else.

seriously, those bunnies are freaking adorable.


Los Angeles-Based Architectural, Interior, And Luxury Real Estate Photography (external link)
How To Photograph Real Estate and Architecture (external link)
My Fine Art Galleries (external link)
My articles at Fstoppers.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dooms_day
Senior Member
Avatar
509 posts
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:45 |  #11

Not to sound too mean but the pictures look right off the camera, if you touched them up just a tad, increased vividness and the likes they would be a lot more appealing for someone to purchase. They are great shots, just needs to be a little bit more colorful!


Canon EOS-1D mk ii + 70-200 4.0 USM L + Sigma 28-70mm 2.8-4 + Nifty 50
500px (external link) - Google+ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sierrarisse
THREAD ­ STARTER
Junior Member
28 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:50 |  #12

mguffin wrote in post #12995093 (external link)
You are not telling people that "This site contains photos that can be bought as prints"... Instead your site says "Welcome to Nature Trail Photo. The images on this site are for your enjoyment."

Not till you navigate to an image you like is there a little tiny Buy button...

Make it look like a store if you want to sell.

Great advice! Thanks




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sierrarisse
THREAD ­ STARTER
Junior Member
28 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:55 |  #13

Dooms_day wrote in post #12995183 (external link)
Not to sound too mean but the pictures look right off the camera, if you touched them up just a tad, increased vividness and the likes they would be a lot more appealing for someone to purchase. They are great shots, just needs to be a little bit more colorful!

I am color blind to greens, reds, blues and purple so I avoid photoshop. Without a doubt, I will mess it up thinking it looks better! I will look into vividness, as long as it does not change the color i should be able to do something with this. Thank you for the advice.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
L.J.G.
"Not brigth enough"
Avatar
10,463 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 43
Joined Jul 2010
Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
     
Aug 24, 2011 22:56 |  #14

mguffin wrote in post #12995093 (external link)
You are not telling people that "This site contains photos that can be bought as prints"... Instead your site says "Welcome to Nature Trail Photo. The images on this site are for your enjoyment."

Not till you navigate to an image you like is there a little tiny Buy button...

Make it look like a store if you want to sell.

I agree, you have to search out the buy button. It is like an afterthought, rather than the primary reason the site is there.


Lloyd
Never make the same mistake twice, there are so many new ones, try a different one each day
Gear Flick (external link)r

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sierrarisse
THREAD ­ STARTER
Junior Member
28 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
     
Aug 24, 2011 23:05 |  #15

mikekelley wrote in post #12995177 (external link)
rename your site to "photos of the cutest animals ever" and go after that market, get rid of everything else.

seriously, those bunnies are freaking adorable.

I'm glad you like the wildlife! The bunnies are my granddaughters favorites!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

11,051 views & 0 likes for this thread
Have not sold one photograph, need help!
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos The Business of Photography 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member was a spammer, and banned as such!
851 guests, 318 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.