You may wonder what the title of this post has to do with inspiration. A fair question. This morning, I read an article by Kurt Vonnegut subtitled: A term paper assignment from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut described how his course had changed over time and will no doubt continue changing. He summarized with a reference to advice he'd been given years ago: "Keep your hat on, we may end up miles from here." As soon as I read those words, that bolt of lightening hit. That statement captured what I know will be my experience as I write about and explore my own journey of taking my photography to the next level. It will be ever changing, so this title may not only be the caption of this blog, but the title to my story about learning how to market my photography and get it from my camera to the walls of my admirers, should I find that I have any.
Yesterday was Day 1 of blogging about marketing my photography. My writing was drab, my message unclear. I hope to get better at both. This winter will be my first stab at really taking my photography to the next level and getting paid for what I love doing. I've toyed with selling photos before, but only as a hobby at best. Now I'm shooting for the stars and writing about it.
Here's a short list of some starter questions I want answered:
Who is the best printer for putting photography on canvas, metal, and photo paper?
Should I learn to cut my own mat board?
What kind of mat cutter should I buy?
What's the best company to buy mat board from?
What are the best art fairs for my style of photography?
How do I decide how many is a LIMITED EDITION?
What's the most effective way to get into retail stores?
Should I buy a booth at a merchandise mart?
nearly obsolete. But if I do print some up, I'm thinking of using this image.
like when it strikes? Perhaps, a blog for another time.)