I get surprisingly thorough in this Drunk Q&A video from last night. I answer questions from Jason Carroll and Jerald Ezequiel about meeting interior designers and finding funding for my business. I discuss my meeting with Microsoft's Art Curators happening later today.
Jason (not me) Asks:
Ok, so I have a question about edits, I always try to push my images to the limits of contrast and color saturation/vibrancy to create images that are more attractive. I am always mindful of the balance of keeping things looking as real as possible but I notice many of your images have great saturation and contrast and they really pop. Are you editing in SRGB or higher color gamuts? and are there secrets to editing for striking color that helps attract potential clients.
Interesting, and do you send your pictures in SRGB to the printers or do you send it in a different setting?
Alright! well, this topic of photography is not a focus for the group and there are many photographers sharing post-production techniques out there on the inter-webs. However, I think I know what you're really asking and I try to tackle it from a business perspective.
Q&A WITH J...
I love the way this group makes me think about my business processes and strategies and how I put them into actionable content for you. Here's the list of questions I cover in today's Q&A:
I'm watching your videos, it is clear that you have a lot of images and in some cases, they look as interesting as your limited edition art. How do you decide which pieces are your A roll and which are your B roll? Further, how do you decide which pieces you are going to print and show and which ones are going to just remain available in your catalog collection? This seems like a hit or miss task. I really like Survivor and I really would have thought that would have sold, certainly when you see it in person.
I am wondering how you decided which images to invest in for your art shows. Past sales? For someone who hasn't sold a ton of prints to notice sales trends, what advice do you have for choosing which images to investing?
Hi all, I just want to Sherry block I am having. While being gratefull to be a part of this group and learn about all these great things Jason has already taught, I have a hard time moving into the selling phase before I feel my work is "perfect" and ready to be sold at my standards. I'm currently at a stage where I don't know the steps to take from having an edited photo to printing it. And by printing it, I mean having the image as print ready as possible and knowing the best or preferred medium to print an image on to achieve the desired level of having a finished product. Any help here would be much appreciated. Mahalo.
When it comes to your website, how do you recommend optimizing it for the best experience? I know that you use Squarespace, but what plan are you using, as you do not use the shop option with it and therefore don't necessarily need to lower the transaction fees?
Do you have any advice for setting up your website in general so that your clients can see your best work, etc? Hope that makes sense....