Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stepping into the Unknown

foggy path


Did you notice I had a new page listed in my menu bar today?  Some folks have been asking me if I am going to make my work available for sale and after some prodding from friends and family, I've decided to make some of my work available.  My "How to Buy" page  will give more details.


Over the past few months, I've researched the various on-demand print sites and settled on Fine Art America.  My biggest concern is always how the finished product will turn out in production, so I've been hesitant to just throw stuff up on the web for sale and risk it looking nothing like what I thought it would in the hands of a buyer.    Fine Art America offers a money-back guarantee, so I feel a little better about that.

Being the control freak that I am, I ordered a few items for myself to see how they turn out.  So, this is a bit of an experiment.  I'll let you know if I am pleased with the results or not.

I also parted with $30 to take advantage of their premium services, which includes a very powerful artist website and interface.  So far I'm very impressed with what they offer in terms of a store front and marketing help. If you are considering an online shop to sell your work, you might want to check out Fine Art America.

The pieces I've chosen to begin are ones which have received the most positive feedback on flickr and other places I've shared.  If you happen to see something that you think ought to be in my store, I would really appreciate the input. 

Today I'm hitting the linky party circuit and getting down with Deb Duty's "This or That Thursday" and Lisa Gordon's The Creative Exchange. Check them out. The level of talent out there on the interwebs absolutely astounds me and inspires me to be a better photographer.  These images were my contributions and were both shot this week on my morning walk:

drop on fence
Submitted to The Creative Exchange
sunbeams
Submitted to This or That Thursday

14 comments:

  1. The morning sun shot is stunning! Truly. ~ And congrats on your new venture. I hope it goes well for you!

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  2. You do beautiful work. Good luck on selling your images.

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  3. Your photography is beautiful. The light on that morning walk is so pretty. I love the way it's shining through the trees. Good luck with your venture!

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  4. so very beautiful... good luck & happy week =)

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  5. I think that is an awesome idea for you to sell some of your work. It is really great and think you will do well with your venture! Nice post! Jeanne

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  6. Love that last one. I can feel the warmth of the sun!

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  7. These are beautiful photographs Leanne, and congratulations on beginning to sell your wonderful work.

    Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!

    lisa.

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  8. Beautiful!! Grats on selling them as well.

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  9. Congratulations on your new venture, I know you will do well. Your work is amazing. The morning lights is awesome.

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  10. Oh my goodness! Oh so beautiful!

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  11. Congrats on beginning to sell you art as you well should. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  12. Wow, LeAnne, you are very talented indeed. I'll have to check out that site. I love all the photos, but the foggy path one is fabulous.

    Bright blessings,
    Kathy

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