A while ago I had posted I was excepted into art gallery in Southport. I had brought several photography prints for her to look at and she put aside the photos I thought she would use. Instead she put the ones she like in from of me. I was kind of disappointed, because I love the other photos and they had won awards. Then I came to my senses and figured she knew what she was talking about, and after all its her gallery and she’s there everyday.
Now I listen to what she suggests to me. Southport is a small tourist town it was suggested the tourist like items as souvenir’s or memento’s that are easy to take home with them. Taking photos of a local town is fun, however, the photo selected can be limited. That’s when you have to become creative. This is a challenge and I love challenges.
The owner of the gallery explained to me some of the ways to make money. First don’t suggestion is do not spend a lot of money on frames and make them medium to small. The largest I sold was a 11×14 and the others were 8×10 down to 4×6. Secondly, spending less on supplies for my prints and making smaller prints in quantity would be more beneficial. One gentleman came in and was delightfully surprised to see a nicely framed 5×7 photo of a restaurant he ate at – he just adored that restaurant. He snap up the frame and paid instantly for it.
I hurried over to the thrift shop and bought a few frames from 4×6 to 5×7 and a couple of 8×10’s for a few bucks. Then I took them home and repainted them. They look brand new! Start of my new adventure.