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What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike A Wardynski Apr 14. 10 Replies

Hello, I've been in the process of putting together a both for the past month.I'm looking for suggests from photographers on what types of prints and what sizes you find sell best. I'm currently…Continue

Looking for suggestions from photographers on what types of prints sell best.

Started this discussion. Last reply by David S. Hoornstra Apr 15. 3 Replies

Hello, I've been in the process of putting together a both for the past month.I'm looking for suggests from photographers on what types of prints and what sizes you find sell best.I'm currently…Continue

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Pro Panel artwork hanging and lighting recommendations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike A Wardynski Apr 7. 5 Replies

Hello,I'm working on getting a booth ready for displaying photography. I'm curious if anyone has any good solutions for invisible hanging options.  My first thought was to buy the cable hangers form…Continue

Looking for 10 x 10 pro panels in grey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike A Wardynski Apr 10. 2 Replies

Hi there,I'm looking to build a 10x10' art booth. I'd love to buy a kit that someone no longer needs. Let me know if you are selling on the west coast. I'm located in Oakland but can travel if needed.Continue

Tags: wanted, fair, art, panels, pro

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David S. Hoornstra replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion Looking for suggestions from photographers on what types of prints sell best.
"I've only done art fairs as a painter, but as both painter and photographer, I have some suggestions. I think Bari's suggestions are all good ones, with one exception. I would print on all those surfaces EXCEPT canvas. Canvas is so…"
Apr 15
Mike A Wardynski replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Hello Scott, I want to thank you for your sincere and well thought response. That is the sort of information that I was looking for. I like the idea of clear coating the paper without glass. I think that is the route that I'd eventually like…"
Apr 14
Scott Morton replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Hi Mike I just checked out your work and I am impressed! You have a great eye and your passion is definitely showing in your work. I am also a photographer (35+ years) and you can take this with a grain of salt because this is just my opinion. I see…"
Apr 13
Larry Sohn replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Larry B. I'm sorry to say, that in this instance I disagree with you, completely. Yes, Lighting is extremely important. After all photography is based upon light. However subject matter & composition are of far greater importance if…"
Apr 13
Larry Berman replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Subject matter is not that important. I've always found light is more important than subject. Anything can look great if the light is great. Images that have impact and subjects that they may have seen before but not in the way you are showing…"
Apr 13
Otis Harville replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Well Said Larry!!"
Apr 12
Mike A Wardynski replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion Looking for suggestions from photographers on what types of prints sell best.
"Thanks Bari, That is very helpful. I really appreciate you taking the time to thoughtfully answer my question.  - Mike"
Apr 12
Bari Tarmon replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion Looking for suggestions from photographers on what types of prints sell best.
"Hi Mike, I mostly sell framed 19x13 photos, matted to 24x18 and framed either in black or white wood frames. I found that maintaining a mostly uniform presentation and size makes the art stand out rather than the presentation platform. I have a few…"
Apr 12
Larry Sohn replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Well, you really like and are adept at Photoshop. That is popular and what the common crowd expects. I'm sure none have ever seen Antelope Canyon shots (facetiousness). I'm not going to judge your shots. I'm sure you know what you are…"
Apr 12
Mike A Wardynski replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Here's my work. You be the judge. www.naturemike.com"
Apr 11
Larry Sohn replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"As an Artist first. I care about what I stated first. too many are just interested in the broad crowd appeal. It results in lower standards at our shows. If you focus (pun intended) on the aforementioned quality, it will show in your work and result…"
Apr 11
Mike A Wardynski replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Obviously that's the first part. I'm not talking about subject matter. I'm more interested in medium type. "
Apr 11
Larry Sohn replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Good ones. Think subject matter, composition, quality, presentation."
Apr 11
Mike A Wardynski posted a discussion

What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?

Hello, I've been in the process of putting together a both for the past month.I'm looking for suggests from photographers on what types of prints and what sizes you find sell best. I'm currently debating between traditional framed prints, Acrylic prints and canvas.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks- MikeSee More
Apr 11
Mike A Wardynski replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion Looking for 10 x 10 pro panels in grey
"Thanks, I found some."
Apr 10
Mike A Wardynski posted a discussion

Looking for suggestions from photographers on what types of prints sell best.

Hello, I've been in the process of putting together a both for the past month.I'm looking for suggests from photographers on what types of prints and what sizes you find sell best.I'm currently debating between traditional framed prints, Acrylic prints and canvas.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks- MikeSee More
Apr 10

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At 10:26am on November 19, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Mike,

Welcome to AFI!  We're thrilled to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks for signing up and best of luck as you move forward.

At 10:07pm on November 23, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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