Gwyn Headley

by Gwyn Headley

Managing Director

  1. Pluck the low hanging fruit first by photographing the subjects people want to buy. You can indulge your hobbies later.
  2. Make sure people can find your photographs by keywording them well. Buyers search for words, not images.
  3. Put them on a busy street which professional picture buyers walk up and down. Like fotoLibra.
  4. Get your exposures and white balance right. Out-of-focus may be artistic or deliberate, but under- or over-exposed is just wrong.
  5. If you’ve taken 20 photographs of the same thing, choose only one — the best. Don’t upload all 20. You will weaken your appeal.
  6. But take it in portrait AND landscape. Offer empty space such as sky and sea so designers can envisage room for text.
  7. Got a favourite local building, tree or landscape? Take it in summer, winter, autumn and spring. Take it in storm and sunshine.
  8. Don’t be the same as everyone else. Be as good or better.
  9. Become technically proficient. Taking a photograph should be instinctive. Post processing is as, if not more, important than pressing the shutter.
  10. “Everyone is capable of making at least one great photograph in their life.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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One Response to “10 Hot Tips For Selling Your Photographs”

  1. Rajinder says:

    Some really hot and very helpful TIPS. Wish I knew these before. I am always looking for tips of the kind.