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More than two decades as a commercial photographer has taught me:be original,be true to my vision, and above all, be myself.   My passions drive my art. -YoPedro Twitter: @YoPedro
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The promise: "CoPromote is a network of creators dedicated to helping each other reach new and larger audiences. Join us today!" Hold on, not so fast. On the surface, the idea is great, but while the hard numbers do support the promise (the... 

Distractions of Time

March 25th, 2017

Distractions of time seem to be the one resource many are willing to spend without much consideration. They come at a price, and the expense should be given the same weight as any other venture of equal or greater value. Eventually our time invest... 

Marketing Obsession

March 15th, 2017

If ever there was something worth obsessing about, marketing would be it, or so I would like to think. For an artist to be obsessed with self promotion could only end up doing good for their brand. It would certainly be something worth talking a... 

The Chore of Art

March 12th, 2017

Often times we artists decry the chore of marketing. What little time we have set aside for creating art is precious, and the thought of using any of that time for marketing is painful. Imagine if things were reversed; that we were marketers face... 

The Pinned Tweet

January 18th, 2017

An severely underused option on Twitter is the Pinned Tweet. The ability to pin a tweet to the top of your feed is quite beneficial. Its simple to do: 1. From your Twitter Home page, select your avatar to see your profile page. 2. In the lis... 

PODart Is A Job.

December 9th, 2016

If you have a job, a profession, a career, and are a functioning member of society, then you know what it takes to go to work and grind it out, day in and day out. It is, work. Without it, you're screwed, or you need options. PODart is a job. It i... 

Have A Voice On Twitter

November 26th, 2016

One of the keys to being a Twitter user who matters, is to have your own voice. The Twitter platform of micro-blogging, limited to 140 characters (thank goodness), it's a perfect opportunity to express yourself and not have to strain your brain. It h... 

Over the past several months I've been having an entertaining conversation on Twitter with a gentleman whos business is probably MLM or some version of it. He connected with my by following my account, but after reviewing his account, I chose not... 

Political Discomfort

November 16th, 2016

If your business isn't politics, keep politics out of your business. It should be pretty obvious, but some PODart people just can't resist the moment, and will lay it out there for the world to see. It's a risk, and one that would be better left u... 

SOLD On FAA -Invisible Images

November 6th, 2016

Imagine selling an invisible image. One that no Fine Art America member has ever commented on, has never been liked, or favorited, and has less than a dozen views. An image such as that is by FAA standards, virtually invisible, and would not come to ... 

Buy Your Own Art for the Bump

September 26th, 2016

A simple proposition: purchase your own artwork to improve your search ranking. Create a buyer's account on PIXELS / FAA, or just make a buy as a guest, and purchase what you feel should be your best selling art piece. Keep it simple, try not to s... 

Education vs. Experience

September 26th, 2016

There is some solid advice out there on how to sell your artwork, and a lot of books on how to market your business. There is no shortage of online courses you can take, and blogs you can read that all claim to have the keys to your success. You can ... 

Wood Cabin

September 12th, 2014

Way back in the days of film and chemistry, when I was just learning my craft, I worked as a photographers assistant for a brilliant studio shooter, now turned cinematographer, James 'Jim' LeGoy. He took me on a project in Aurora Colorado to assist h... 

King of Hearts in Wood

April 8th, 2014

While wood playing cards have been around for quite some time, having one made from 5 different species of wood veneer is a bit unusual. I have a mild fascination with the art on playing cards, so I had to do it in wood. Before the modern incarnation... 

Paper Airplanes of Wood 12

April 7th, 2014

A simple enough project, make a paper airplane out of wood, and a new series for me. There's a bit of humor in this new series, and maybe a little irony too, given that a lot of paper is made from wood byproducts. Who doesn't like a paper airplane? I... 

Paper Airplanes of Wood 11

April 3rd, 2014

This is another little twist in my paper airplane series. In fact, I would say that this is a sub series within the series! I set this plane into a shadow box. I'm not sure how far I will go in this new direction, but I can see that it's going to be ... 

Paper Airplanes of Wood 10

March 31st, 2014

Made another shift in the direction I was heading. This one has a whole bunch of planes, which meant a whole lot of work. It's another whimsical illustration of a childhood toy. Ok, adults play with 'em too!  

Paper Airplanes of Wood 9

March 28th, 2014

Made a subtle shift in my "Paper Airplanes" series. I've softened up the colors a bit, made the model a bit smaller. The viewer can go either way, seeing this plane as landing or taking off. 

Fine Art and Microstock

March 27th, 2014

The title to this post says it all for me. From my own experience there is very little difference between the Microstock market and the Fine Art market. On it's face it may seem there is a world of difference, and I could write endlessly about pricin... 

I've noticed over the past few months a few members that take the position that the social activity on FAA is not going to ever lead to any hard numbers, or real world sales. That , groups, contests comments, likes and favorites are of little value. ... 

All Business is Personal

March 19th, 2014

"If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen." an apt quote, perhaps cliche', but true to it's core. I tend to be more of a lurker in most discussions on FAA. Not because I don't have anything to say, but because quite often what I may say ... 

Antique Tractor

March 10th, 2014

This tractor is a part of my childhood, in a way that a lot of people can relate to. It belonged to our neighbor, Ernie. He was a real clever guy, and he built this tractor from scratch, using metal and parts from who knows what. That's the kind of g... 

A childhood friend of mine got out of prison a few years back, (no euphemisms, just prison time) and when he came home, he had inherited property from an uncle that needed a bit of clean-up. While visiting this friend, I saw this chaise lounge in... 

Commecial Photography Work

March 5th, 2014

I've spent my entire adult life working as a commercial photographer. It's a blessing in many ways, and sometime not so great. It's true that I get paid to do what I love (taking pictures), but it's not always hi-fashion models and champagne nights! ... 

American Flag Wood

March 4th, 2014

Continuing my series of wooden artworks, this flag is constructed for four different species of wood veneer.  

Band-aid Tin

March 4th, 2014

Working with an old familiar tin, sometimes the simplest concepts are the most fun to execute.  

Critics Be Damned

February 27th, 2014

I read a discussion recently that really got me thinking. The writer opined that some people on FAA were not artists, and just weren't that talented by his reckoning. I read his post, followed the discussion, and tried to understand his position. The... 

The Importance of Style

February 26th, 2014

How often do you change your creative style? Is it once a year, twice, never? There is something to be said for consistency. There are artists who's style defines them. Once they settle into a rhythm, they follow that and a river of productivity flow... 

The Work I Do

November 5th, 2013

It's never enough to create one more, or even two. It seems to me that if one could distance themselves from the constraints of purpose, and create without thought or reason, then certainly one could achieve satisfaction from any creative endeavor. ...