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Have not sold one photograph, need help!

 
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Dec 21, 2011 13:55 |  #61

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If you're color blind, you should not do color photography even if you have any skill.

Sorry, I have to disagree with that statement. My girlfriends son is colorblind and he just graduated with a degree in art and is an amazing artist.


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Dec 22, 2011 00:16 |  #62

This thread just got bumped and so I read all the posts.

The real goal is to sell prints right?
Your website needs to cut to the chase and make it abundantly clear to the viewer that this site sells photos. Your does not (as has been mentioned before). Get a template that looks clean, uncluttered and contemporary. Yours is OK but very generic and looks like a SmugMug page.

As to the quality of your photos..... some are very good , some less so. Push yourself. Look at every image you can and see the things you like and the things you don't like. Shoot, shoot, shoot. Search Flickr and you will be blown away by the quality of landscape images that amateurs are not even trying to sell.

You want to sell? Pretend that your house payment depends on it. Hone your craft. Talk to others, get critiques from good photographers, not anonymous hacks on the internet.

Putting up a bunch of randomly curated images and hoping someone buys is not a business.

Best of luck.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 06:18 |  #63

turn off the dreadful auto-start music - i'm afraid i can't add much more help here as i didn't last 5 seconds on the site because of this.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 20:48 as a reply to  @ touch's post |  #64

That music is a good reason for immediately navigating away from your site for the majority of the world, and no way for a viewer who wants to view the photos, to turn it off, just have to grin and bear it...and I would bet you haven't got the necessary permissions to use it either.

Photos: well a lot of average stuff, says more like I'll have a look at these photos for a few minutes: certainly nothing that says I'd love that on my wall for a couple of years.

And I'm afraid all pics desperately in need of post camera work




  
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Dec 24, 2011 21:12 as a reply to  @ stephenb49's post |  #65

Just read about a couple of accomplished photographers… they said they sold the most prints at places like craft or local fairs. Places where they could interact with the customers.


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Dec 24, 2011 23:12 |  #66

Music drove me off quickly. Didn't hang around to view many images.


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Dec 25, 2011 14:59 |  #67

Yep, ditch the music. Look into producing some products with your images, such as notecards and calendars.




  
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Dec 25, 2011 21:41 |  #68

I'd like to see some of these images on walls. As gallery wraps or something. That'd help me see what I'm buying. I've printed enough photos to know that you can't really judge one by its digital file. A bland photograph as an 800 pixel wide image on a computer can make gorgeous wall art.


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Dec 26, 2011 11:05 |  #69

touch wrote in post #13593424 (external link)
turn off the dreadful auto-start music - i'm afraid i can't add much more help here as i didn't last 5 seconds on the site because of this.

stephenb49 wrote in post #13595540 (external link)
That music is a good reason for immediately navigating away from your site for the majority of the world, and no way for a viewer who wants to view the photos, to turn it off, just have to grin and bear it...and I would bet you haven't got the necessary permissions to use it either.

sue.t wrote in post #13595908 (external link)
Music drove me off quickly. Didn't hang around to view many images.

All of these. If you must have music, give us a way to turn it off.




  
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Dec 26, 2011 11:30 |  #70

touch wrote in post #13593424 (external link)
turn off the dreadful auto-start music - i'm afraid i can't add much more help here as i didn't last 5 seconds on the site because of this.

stephenb49 wrote in post #13595540 (external link)
That music is a good reason for immediately navigating away from your site for the majority of the world...

sue.t wrote in post #13595908 (external link)
Music drove me off quickly. Didn't hang around to view many images.

J Michael wrote in post #13597646 (external link)
Yep, ditch the music...

mmb wrote in post #13600408 (external link)
All of these. If you must have music, give us a way to turn it off.

Yep...I tried to ignore tha God-awful music, but after 30 secs, I had to run.
Was expecting Grizzly Adams to come bursting out of my monitor at any second.


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Dec 26, 2011 12:03 as a reply to  @ philwillmedia's post |  #71

I'd say get rid of the music.

Try to make your images unique. Most of them are nice, but nothing that people can't ge themselves. Different viewpoints etc are appreciated by shoppers.

And I'm not shouting in a mean way here... but... FIX YOUR HORIZONS!!!!


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Dec 26, 2011 12:25 |  #72

The OP asked for help on August 24, and now, 4 months later, nothing has changed...


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Dec 26, 2011 13:15 |  #73

You really need to lose the music.



  
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