Lately I have been more into printing my photos.
It’s so much fun to see them on paper!
I used to make albums when I was a kid and I’ve started doing it again. 🙂
Besides scrapbooking, it’s also nice to be able to use the printed images to write to people or just to display at home – it really gives that special touch to the place.
Some thoughts on 500px:
I created a profile on 500px back in 2012, however in the last 4 years I never uploaded photos or connected with anyone in there. I was just using the site to browse through the work of others and get inspiration. Only recently I became curious about its use and I decided to upload and explore it more.
The images showcased here are all in a gallery on 500px. Let me know if you are in there too, so we can follow each other! Here’s the link to my page: 500px.com/inesmonnet.
Some thoughts on selling photos:
During quite a few years my opinion was the same as many other people passionate about their art, I believed that by making a profit from my photos the magic of its creation will be compromised or even lost. I don’t know if you can relate to this or understand the idea…? However, after having done some commissioned jobs and having created images for other people, I see things a bit differently now. Making a profit from photography doesn’t bother me anymore and here’s why:
1- Taking photos for others you’re not spontaneously creating images, if you know what I mean… You’re doing it because someone asked you and is paying you for this. So in a way you’re creating by request, it’s a job and it’s normal to get paid.
2- You can still make money from your art without compromising your passion of it. How? By creating photos that you want to create, but that you’re willing to put out there in case anyone wants to buy them. The work is still meaningful to you, you created it for your own contentment – and if someone else likes it that much that they want to buy it from you, then all the better!
Speaking from the heart:
Creating images for others (‘scenario 1’ above) can be a hard thing to deal with for some of us though. That’s what happened to me. I love to create and the artist inside of me got a bit lost by the end of 2015 with the business side of things! (Remember that post?) So I’ve been thinking a lot about all of this in the past two months, while looking for a part-time job. How could I keep doing photography, create beautiful images and still have some revenue from it? That’s when ‘scenario 2’ above sank into me!
And that’s the project I’ve been working on (if you follow my blog you noticed I’ve been mentioning it since my trip to the Greenhouse eheh). I will finally announce it during this weekend! So make sure to come back tomorrow or in a couple of days for the big reveal. 😉
Today I just wanted to drop these thoughts in here and I would really be interested in hearing yours too.
Do you sell your art? How do you feel about it?
Don’t forget to share your 500px page so I can check your galleries as well! 😉
Tradução: Algumas fotos que imprimi recentemente, é bem mais giro vê-las em papel do que no ecrã + Reflexões sobre vender fotografias ‘versus’ manter a nossa arte fora do mercado para não comprometer a nossa paixão de criar + O link para a minha página no 500px (se também tiverem uma partilhem nos comentários!) + Este fim-de-semana anuncio o novo projecto em que tenho estado a trabalhar nas duas últimas semanas!