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Topic # 115343 22-Mar-2013 15:36
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Hi guys,

I am a hobbyist photographer and have got a few good shots of Auckland and other NZ places. I have been wondering how to go about making some money out of this by trying to sell prints or canvas or something..

Doesn't necessarily have to be a lot but I guess it would be a good feeling to be able to sell something..

Does anyone have any lead on how to go about this? Are there Landscape Pics company in NZ that buy and then print these pictures/postcards, etc that are sold to tourists? There must be right?

Any suggestion would be much appreciated,

Thanks,

Guillaume

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  Reply # 785515 22-Mar-2013 15:41
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My impression (I'm a professional wedding photographer with no specific landscape knowledge) is you have to be AWESOME to sell anything, other than cheap prints on trademe.




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  Reply # 785553 22-Mar-2013 16:35
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How about posting an example in the 'what I shot today' thread and we'll give you our opinion Smile

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 785591 22-Mar-2013 17:47
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kiwi_64: How about posting an example in the 'what I shot today' thread and we'll give you our opinion Smile


Hi,

I have posted a couple examples in the "what I shot today thread" but never really got a huge amount of feedback, good or bad.

Here are a couple of them:






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  Reply # 785592 22-Mar-2013 17:50
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My opinion, after looking at the landscape winners at the NZIPP annual conference: very nice, definitely above amateur level, not quite award winning standard - to my eye. I could give individual image critique if requested, it'd help to see them bigger - PM me if you want to keep high res private, which I suggest you do if you want to sell them.

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  Reply # 785599 22-Mar-2013 17:58
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timmmay: My opinion, after looking at the landscape winners at the NZIPP annual conference: very nice, definitely above amateur level, not quite award winning standard - to my eye. I could give individual image critique if requested, it'd help to see them bigger - PM me if you want to keep high res private, which I suggest you do if you want to sell them.

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Hi timmmay, thanks for that. Definitely interested in your opinion. What sort of resolution would you like?

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  Reply # 785602 22-Mar-2013 18:04
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Very, very nice Guillaume !

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  Reply # 785608 22-Mar-2013 18:16
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timmmay: My opinion, after looking at the landscape winners at the NZIPP annual conference: very nice, definitely above amateur level, not quite award winning standard - to my eye. I could give individual image critique if requested, it'd help to see them bigger - PM me if you want to keep high res private, which I suggest you do if you want to sell them.

Iris awards 2013 - google will find earlier years.


Hi timmmay, thanks for that. Definitely interested in your opinion. What sort of resolution would you like?

Guillaume


1000 pixels on the long side perhaps. I'll PM you my email address, easier and more private for the images. Critique I'll do here though.




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  Reply # 785614 22-Mar-2013 18:26
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They are awesome photos, but what I'd personally pay would be fairly minimal. On the right frame and presented well, they could sell. I'd personally like to see them a little bigger (With the watermark would be fine), but mine is just out of interest, I have no professional opinion to offer.



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  Reply # 785774 23-Mar-2013 08:40
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Thanks for the kind words guys. And I am definitely not saying that these particular pictures would be worth much, etc but what I am trying to find out is:

Assuming you have good pictures (whether mine qualify is a different question Smile) of New Zealand landscapes and landmarks, what would be the way to go to get them seen and potentially bought.

As for seeing the pictures in bigger resolution, you can copy the picture url and paste it in a different tab and they will be displayed at their real size (1600 on the long edge, I think). They only look small here because that is the size I set when writing my post on Geekzone. I would edit my post to add hyperlink but can't seem to be able to update an older post which makes sense..)

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  Reply # 785800 23-Mar-2013 09:50
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How much for a high res printed on rectangle canvas for the picture of the auckland skyline? Ive been after one for sometime for the mrs ! (shes an aucklander).




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  Reply # 785809 23-Mar-2013 10:39
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Gooseybhai: How much for a high res printed on rectangle canvas for the picture of the auckland skyline? Ive been after one for sometime for the mrs ! (shes an aucklander).


Hi,

Price will greatly depend on the size that you are after for the canvas... Any idea?

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  Reply # 785812 23-Mar-2013 10:43
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An observation: if most of your cost is the cost of the actual print, your price is too low. On the other hand if it's a heck of a lot higher you probably won't sell anything unless it's an awesome unique print.





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  Reply # 785823 23-Mar-2013 11:29
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about 1.5-2m wide by about 500-700 high?

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  Reply # 785832 23-Mar-2013 11:53
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2m wide is pretty huge... on a canvas you don't need heaps of resolution, but the more pixels the better. I have a 1.2m wide print from 12MP 5D, shot at ISO800, it looks great on photographic paper.




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  Reply # 785840 23-Mar-2013 12:10
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The original for the Auckland picture is 18MP (ISO200) and after cropping dimensions are 5174 x 1933.

I have it printed in my lounge in 910mm x 340mm on photo paper and it looks great (very sharp).
Not entirely sure how this would look twice as big on canvas but like timmmay says, resolution on canvas is not as important as on photo paper.

Also, getting a canvas this size will probably be pretty expensive as it likely will be custom size...


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