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Writing an Artist Statement

I have written Artist Statements for a number of shows now, and I remember not knowing at first what to include in them, so for those of you who are new, here are some suggestions based on what I have done myself and from reading others’ artists statements at the shows I have been in. … Continue reading

From Picture Correct – How to become a professional photographer

Picture Correct has a great infographic on how to become a professional photographer, with steps to take and resources for each step.  I’m glad to see I can actually consider myself a professional photographer after looking at it! The major sections they address, with many details within, are: Decide what kind of photographer you want … Continue reading

Milestone – Ann Arbor Women Artists membership

So I’d been thinking about it and finally did it this month. I became a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists group.  I had seen their name around many of the coffeehouses in town that have art exhibits and had set it as a goal this summer to become a member. Looks like in … Continue reading

Giving Fine Art America a shot

I recently created a gallery on Fine Art America to allow people to purchase prints, cards, etc. of some of my photographs.  I first researched various such POD (Print On Demand) sites, and selected this one because: – You keep ownership of your photos – You set the profit you make for each order – It’s … Continue reading

Making labels for a photography exhibit

So you might recall that my photos got accepted for a solo exhibit. In preparation for it I made labels for each framed photograph. I looked around for ideas and ended up choosing to print them on 3 x 5 unlined cards, perfect size to fit the information I needed. __________________________________________ Name of piece Detailed name year, H … Continue reading

From Shutterstock – Protecting Your Content

Shutterstock has just published an excellent guide to protecting your intellectual content. They address: Copyright Licensing Trademarks Releases Editorial images A great way to quickly get up to speed on these terms and protect your intellectual content. Download your copy here

Becoming a small business person

So I had been going along making some money with my photography hobby, then a bit more, enough to buy new equipment, and of course I was paying taxes on that money, but was not keeping track of expenses. I also decided to put in a proposal for the gifts of art program at UM, … Continue reading

Getting business cards

I have found having business cards to be very helpful as a stock photographer. My latest version has one of my photos as the background, the URL for this blog, my Shutterstock portfolio address, and my email address, which I’ve obscured in this photo: They’re useful to have when I’m photographing an event, so I … Continue reading

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