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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Letting the internet do it’s job!

First of all Happy June 1st everyone!! Can you believe we have crossed the 6th month mark today? We’ve seen a lot of changes this year. Artist friends of mine have been busy creating some fantastic pieces. Small businesses are coming to life again. And the internet is buzzing with changes in the social media area, as well as retail sites.

Anyone loving Pintrest as much as I do?? I really enjoy how visual that site is. It’s simple, straight forward, and it works form someone like me who wants to “pin in & leave it”.

 

Speaking of visual, here’s my newest images on iStock — you may recognize the Bear from the Olympic Game Farm! I’m letting the internet work for me & my photography these days:

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup_edit.php?id=20414705

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup_edit.php?id=20414642

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup_edit.php?id=20414628

 

Now your turn:

I’d love to hear about your new adventures. Drop a comment and include some links to your internet site &/or Social Media posts.

 

~Angie