Originally Posted by mr.John
Have you sold many prints? what's in demand? if the photos will be used on websites do they still want RAW copies? how are you marketing your work? who does your printing?any tips?
I never provide my RAW files, I process them and convert to TIFF, which is a lossless format. Usually graphic design people specifically ask for tif files. For a website I provide lower resolution. I don't actively market my photos, but I have a website and I've posted so many over the years that they turn up on Google and people approach me. The majority of my sales have been on the subject of Hamilton. I don't usually see the final product when someone buys a print because they order them directly off my website (www.metroperspectives.com
). Sometimes people approach me directly, one person wanted to print an eight foot panorama of the Hamilton skyline for his living room. I've provided images to web sites, CD liners, pamphlets, ads, research reports, videos, newspapers and magazines. A TV show even approached me about using a shot of Ottawa, but they didn't want to pay. Here are a couple recent places where my photos have appeared: