Digital Downloads – yes or no?

In this day and age, having one’s photography more readily available thru on-line venues (stock photography, Etsy, photo providers, etc) is essential. Not only does it help boost credibility but lends to expanding the bank account when you least expect it!

Lately I added digital downloading to my photography Etsy account. Even tho my sales show low numbers, I’ve had several requests off-line for my photographic items. The competition is fierce with photography. Some photographers have fantastic work and make lots of $$ selling photo cards, prints and framed pieces. The majority have great items mixed with OK. What I’ve come to realize over the years is that no matter how good of a photographer one is, we all want someone to appreciate our work. But let’s face it, we all can’t have our mother’s buying all of our inventory! All I can do is to strive to improve my images and what I let the camera lens see.

I’ve been posting a lot more to flickr than Etsy, simply because of ease and time. I struggled with the concept of Digital Downloads – was it a sell out to the almighty dollar at hand instead of selling the actual print at a gallery or show? Would I loose inventory control? 

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This weekend – June 6th – you can find me down at the Artist Garage Sale in Everett from 9am until 3pm. [This is a FREE event – but a fundraising event is from 8am to 9am with early bird tickets.] Print this post out to receive a FREE Artisan Photo Card from my inventory!

Take a peek at a few Digital Images posted on Etsy. If you see anything you happen to like, let me know. Yes, it can be for sale. Feedback always welcome. ~Enjoy!

Ephesus - copywright Red Door - copywright Stormy Lighthouse - copywright Tree of Life - Venice Cathedral - copywrightBoots and Flowers - copywright ETSY Castle interior - - Split - copywright ETSY Red barn n geese - copywright Masks - Venice - copywright Patriotic Space Needle - copywright Street Carnival Masks - Venice - copywright

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Sean the Sheep!

Sean the Sheep! by AbiznessDigital
Sean the Sheep!, a photo by AbiznessDigital on Flickr.

For those of you wit Netflix,m or those of you who follow British Humor, you will recognize this creature. Sing a long now… “It’s Shaun the Sheep. It’s Shaun the Sheep…”

This woolly guy didn’t really trust me not the girls as we approached along the roadway to get a closer shot. He seemed to be the lookout guy while the others in his flock kept munching away on the grassy clumps. There were three brown sheep in the flock that didn’t make it into this shot.

We’re on day 7 of the 30day Challenge and I find my self with a camera at all times. Took this photo with my “pistol” camera – the Canon Power Shot. It’s great for those images you want to capture quickly, and for movies!! You’ll be seeing shots also taken with my HTC & Rebel XTi as well.

Keep watching for your favorite image!!
~Angie

Bottles

Bottles by AbiznessDigital
Bottles, a photo by AbiznessDigital on Flickr.

Ah, the sights & sounds of a food truck. My husband & I worked a bit late tonight, so a quick stop at the neighborhood Taco Truck was just the trick for dinner.

Thought the contrast between the glass bottles & metal tops was cool. Bumped up the effects for a pseudo HDR look.

Keep checking in and get ready to vote on May 1st for your favorite image!!

~Angie