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Pick of the Week: Link Edition – Nov 24, 2008

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And it’s again time for a review of what’s been going on around the photography blogs.

  • Random ramblings on pricing photography (Pro Photo Life) – Knowing how to correctly price your photographic work is a must for everyone in the business, but is also one of the most challenging topics for anyone starting a photography business.
  • How to Sell your Landscape Photos (Photopreneur) – Still on the business side of photography, here are a few tips on how to sell your landscape photos.
  • 10 Questions for: PhotoShelter (Photo Business Forum) – Everyone has heard about the demise of Photoshelter Collection and more recently of Digital Railroad. This created an opportunity for Photoshelter and here are 10 questions to Photoshelter on how they took it.
  • An Interview with Landscape Photographer Xavi Fuentes (Magic Places Fine Art) – And back to landscape photography, and to an interview with Fine Art photographer Xavi Fuentes about his landscape work.
  • Book Review: Odysseys and Photographs (Epic Edits Weblog) - And National Geographic is not only a magazine. In this article, Brian reviews a fantastic book published by NG. Another one added to my to-buy list…
  • Printing Basics (Beyond Megapixels) – Title says it all. For anyone wanting to start printing their images, the concepts on this article are a must know.

And back to prints, if you remember, Jim Goldstein had a project a few weeks back in which he encouraged photographers to acquire work from other photographers in the form of print. I’ve participated by getting a book from a photographer I greatly admire.

As Jim mentioned, "As you all know the experience of handling and looking at a photographic print is not even in the same league of viewing photos through a monitor. The more we as photographers can share that experience with others the richer in experience our community will become."

I’ll probably address this question on a different post, but for now, here are the results of Jim’s project. I encourage everyone to visit the participant’s reviews and see why seeing other photographer’s work in print is a great tool to shape your own work.

Dave Wilson – WebArtz Photography Purchased the work of Jim Beckett and Pete Holland at a local art fair held at his church. Dave puts it succinctly, "The personal aspect of the transactions was definitely more appealing to me than, for example, buying prints directly from a web site. In addition to the physical prints themselves, I also have the stories behind them and more of an insight into the artist’s intent when making the pictures."

Antonio Marques – Words: Irrational Antonio who is struggling at the moment financially as he wraps up his graduate program (edd. – it’s done now) purchased a Sebastião Salgado book "Africa". As Antonio puts it, "His photography style that translates into high-contrast black and white photos, highly enriched by grain texture, or his mastery in dodging and burning that so much enhance his work, is something that you can’t admire on a computer screen, and it’s one of the reasons I wanted to bring his work to Jim’s project."

Brian Villarin – All Narfed Up Who made a print exchange with Brian Auer and used the swap as excuse enough to meet on a photowalk.

Brian Auer – Epic Edits Weblog Purchased work from Chase Jarvis, Bryan Villarin and Cody Redmon. It’s great to see that the experience struck a nerve with Brian enough to declare, "… I’d like to start a collection of prints from photographers I associate with."

Jay Goodrich – JayGoodrich.com Purchased a photo from his friend and photographic inspiration Art Wolfe.

Jim M. Goldstein – JMG-Galleries Buying work from 2-3 photographers was the goal of this project, but 5 photographers including Lane Hartwell, Dan Mitchell, Guy Tal, Mario Zanaria and Chase Jarvis caught his eye. "Enjoyment of their photography is only half the story. The process of finding and sharing their work has proven to be as satisfying if not more."

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2 Comments

  1. Yen

    November 26, 2008 at 1:47 am

    I remembered :)

  2. Dinissse

    January 9, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Photography is one in which I like most..In this we can share our pictures and past experiences and remind ourselves sometimes. Thanks for sharing to all..

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