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Lynn Hunt

5 Days Ago

Newbie Sticking Big Toe In The Water

Hello all! I have just joined and will be uploading some my photos soon. I was wondering if certain subjects are more popular than others (I guess it depends on what the buyer is looking for!) My photos will be mainly flowers, gardens, butterflies and landscapes. I sell a lot of my gardening photos to publishers for upcoming books, so I guess that is my specialty. Second, I have signed up to sell greeting cards and phone cases thus far. Am I making a mistake not offering prints? I sure would appreciate any advice!! Many thanks, Lynn

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Jessica Jenney

5 Days Ago

Welcome to FAA, Lynn! Prints are where you get the most money, so yes if your images are good quality then sell prints! And always upload the largest size images without upsizing.

 

Mike Savad

5 Days Ago

there really isn't a popular subject, and its best not to chase. i can say that everyone has flowers and its almost impossible to compete with unless its very special and different. prints are the main staples around here. while cars sell, people expect to see prints here as well.

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at the very least you'll need a description and very good keywords. i don't get the title, and why there is yet another name in the keywords. its very important to ID these things. but again, there are millions of flowers here, it has to stand out to be seen, and you have to advertise. i find i sell very few flowers.

butterflies as pretty as they are, i find they don't sell well either. landscapes depends on the location, the time of day, what it is etc. but again it has to be labeled very well.

but do offer posters your only getting a dollar for the card anyway. i also increased my card price to a much higher amount - people frame those.


----Mike Savad
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Bradford Martin

5 Days Ago

Those subjects are very popular but the competition is fierce. Good detailed descriptions and keywords with get your work in the searches. Show you knowledge of your subject in the description and keywords. That's how you get your niche market.

You also need to market off site. Definitely offer prints.
Here is my checklist of things to do. Take you time uploading and put in all the information as you go.
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Richard Reeve

5 Days Ago

@Mike - James Galway is a type of climbing rose... hence the title, although perhaps adding Rose would clarify.

~Richard
http://www.reevephotos.com

 

Philip Preston

5 Days Ago

Mike - David Austin is a rather well known rose breeder in the UK, and I'm guessing that James Galway is a rose bred by Austin and named after the Irish classical musician.

 

Mike Savad

5 Days Ago

is it? it should probably be mentioned in the description.


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Philip Preston

5 Days Ago

Lynn is probably the best person to confirm (or not) my comment above. Agree about the keywords and descriptions though.

 

Lynn Hunt

5 Days Ago

Thank you all! I hadn't done my keywords yet so I will definitely keep the suggestions in mind. Yes Philip, 'James Galway' is a David Austin rose. I am a kind of a rose "expert", judge and consulting rosarian emeritus so I should put my thinking cap on and come up with good keywords. I can see why some were confused by the title. I should have created a better description and added the keywords before posting my query here. I promise to do better!! Mike and Bradford, thank you for the cold hard facts about flowers and butterflies. (And I appreciate the checklist, Bradford.) I shall look more closely at my photos before adding them here. And Jessica, thank you for the welcome!!

 

Mike Savad

5 Days Ago

if that's the case each description should be why the rose got that name. so google can pick it up as an informative source. don't go on into boring detail keep it to a paragraph or two. add every word that fits in the keywords - rose type, those names, latin, color, birth month? etc.

abbie doesn't like it when i pick on avatars, and there is technically nothing wrong with yours. but the stair case your standing in front of, kind of looks like jail bars to me.



----Mike Savad
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Lynn Hunt

5 Days Ago

Point taken about the photo, Mike. I will get a better headshot when I can. Oh and besides my rose credentials, I am an international award winning advertising copywriter so fingers crossed that will help with the keywords when I get a chance to work on them. Cheers, and thanks again for the excellent advice.

 

Floyd Snyder

5 Days Ago

Welcome aboard!

What is popular is not really important.

Florals for instance, and sunsets and sunrises... all very, very popular. Also very difficult to sell here because there is a ton of them uploaded here.

The key is not what is popular or what others sell here. The key is what you promote and advertising outside of FAA and bring in to your gallery for people to see.

"I am an international award winning advertising copywriter "

That talent should be put to use in the descriptions and any advertising you do outside of FAA. What you do inside of FAA is not near as important as advertising and getting seen outside of FAA.

Best of luck to you!

 

Lynn Hunt

5 Days Ago

Floyd,
Thank you so much for your kind and helpful reply. And may I say that is a gorgeous photo. Pebble?

 

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