Monday, September 27, 2021

PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES THAT WORK FOR ME

 I am going to list out my journey and what works for me. I have made a living from photography since 1978. Below are all listings that I have worked with. I am sure there are millions more but these are what I found to be the best for my adventures in making and selling fine art photography.

THINK REVERSE IS MY MOTO.. GO THE OTHER DIRECTION WHEN EVERYONE IS GOING FORWARD.  FOR ME .... TOY CAMERAS, PINHOLE,  RUTH THORNE THOMPSON..  WETPLATE. XEROX.. NOW, 8X10.

Millions of resources are out there. below is what works for me. If you have something that worked for you let me know. 


KEYWORDS … Clarity of Goals and Continuity in your work.

Style/brand/vision.. a thread that runs through everything... A voice.

A favorite quote that i love and adopt .. Don't look for Work but Make Work… don't look for the job.. create the job.


Linktree

Mark Sink Linktree https://linktr.ee/marksink  is a one stop shop. And its free.


FESTIVAL OF LIGHT  Many great photo festivals

http://festivaloflight.net/


HITTING A THOUSAND BIRDS WITH ONE STONE


CRITICAL MASS !!!  http://www.photolucida.org/


FotoFest  Meeting Place

http://www.fotofest.org


PHOTO LUCIDA 

http://www.photolucida.org/


SANTA FE

http://www.visitcenter.org/


Finding your communities.


LOCAL


PHOTOSHOWCASE

http://www.photoeye.com/gallery/photoshowcase/


WESTAF

http://www.westaf.org   CAFE  https://www.callforentry.org

CAFE IS AARON SISKIN AND POLLACK KRASNER 

http://www.aaronsiskind.org


LENS SCRATCH

http://lenscratch.com/resources/callsforentry/

http://lenscratch.com/


FLAK PHOTO GROUP

https://www.facebook.com/groups/flakphoto

https://www.facebook.com/groups/flakphotobooks


COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART CENTER

http://www.cpacphoto.org


www.CBCA.org   Debra Jordy  WATCH WHERE MONEY IN ARTS IS FLOWING.


DADA

http://www.denverart.org  ( DENVER’S BEST ART DEALERS)


NINE DOT ARTS

http://ninedotarts.com/


INTERESTING NATIONAL RESOURCES


NY FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

http://www.nyfa.org 


GUGGENHEIM

http://www.gf.org/about-the-foundation/the-fellowship/   (Guggenheim fellowships)

http://www.pkf.org ( Pollock-Krasner Foundation )

https://annenberg.usc.edu  (Getty Fellowships)


SAATCHI

http://www.saatchionline.com


SELLING

20X200   

http://www.20x200.com


PINTEREST

http://pinterest.com


ETSY

http://www.etsy.com/category/art



PAYPAL BUTTONS !!   SUPER EASY


BOOKS   

On Photography Susan Sontag

Why People Photograph Robert Adams


HELP - CONSULTATION


Mary Virginia Swanson 

http://mvswanson.com


How to Succeed in Commercial Photography:  Insights from a Leading Consultant Selina Maitreya 


AMAZING MAGAZINE RESOURCE

http://www.nolayout.com


ZONE ZERO

http://zonezero.com ( GREAT, MIND, PUBLISHER AND ARTIST RESOURCE BY Pedro Meyer


MAKE A BOOK


LULU AND BLURB

Practice putting a book together. The software is really easy. Just the process of editing and placing images is a good workout to focus your concept and narrative.   


WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY


Dikeou Collection and their art mailer.

ZING MAGAZINE .. a curatorial crossing.

http://www.dikeoucollection.org


Denver Arts and Venues 

https://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/about


Projections and Jumbo Trons to show your projects 

https://nightlightsdenver.com/


Art Donations .. how many have you done this year. ,,I do up to 15-20 a year.

In-Kind for Non-profits... They have opened doors to many jobs for me.


START A SALON


SALONS

Starting salons… picking people .. The Denver Salon  The Denver Collage Club 

Getting together to inspire and show and tell. Talk about the arts.

This power in numbers which makes visibility of your work much higher and easier to obtain venues to show.

I have recently started a Collage Salon.


Community

Currently The Big Picture.. trading files with people from around the world.

Wheat Pasting them around town and around the world.


Internet Salons … First was AOL Photography Forum  .. the Fine Art Photography board FAB.

was did the first internet art show .. BOB .. then Off The Highway at Rule Gallery.

Wall St Journal at the first internet art show .. Denver Post .. Rocky Mt News.


DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH A FULL PAGE AD COSTS IN A NATIONAL NEWS PAPER LET A LONE A LOCAL?


Ok started friendster to myspace to Facebook..flicker tumblr ..model Mayheim .. 

blog.spot … what works?   Blog spot .. and learn sharing cloud docs.

A large amount of traffic and thus inquiries and work have come from keeping up with these free agents. There is software that will post your ideas and work on all your boards at once so time is not an issue.


Some internet tales …Ever heard of the The Long tale ? ..its the power of notch and special interest.


Stepping up to  The Rise of the Creative Class  ( see the book .. Hickenloopers platform to becoming mayor. Of where art is in our society to day.



Target marketing efforts…   Find the community the Long Tail of your type of work and direction. Great information you can apply to yourself is out in the open. Research others work that is like yours and check their CVs to find where they are showing and selling

Galleries …never walk cold into a gallery. 


Visibility

New ideas in self-promotion pieces.

Events that art writers pick up.

Curating 


Using alternative spaces for an event.

Wheatpaste  Xerox print outs.. xerox quality is astonishingly high


Of Zines  .. do you know what is Zine is?


Large printouts newspaper size ..

 

If your making a self-promotion piece WHY NOT make it art.


Less is more.

SIMPLE XEROX  handout


Other resources i have used


http://www.alternativephotography.com

http://www.lomography.com

http://www.czechslovakphotos.com

http://www.icp.org


http://photographmag.com  (BEST PHOTO GUIDE PUBLISHED)



The tips and tricks of making a living as a fine art photographer.


Fine Art Photography in the commercial marketplace.


Using art as an opportunity to open doors in today's photography marketplace.


Understanding the business of art photography.


The many free resources available to artistic photographers and the many avenues to create visibility and cash flow.


Separating the work you love from the work that pays the bills


Visibility as a fine art photographer


Identifying appropriate exhibition venues for showing completed bodies of work.

Co-Op .. or APAD


How to balance fine art photography with commercial photography.


How to stay creative, recognize the strengths in your work, and build upon those strengths


Using art as an opportunity to open doors in today's photography marketplace.


Shots Magazine

Blue Eyes Magazine

Zing Magazine  

Photolucida

FotoFest

Festival of Light

Cool Hunting

Media Bistro

Solargraphy

PhotoPol

Pop-ology

PH Magazine


World Wide Pinhole Day


FB Groups


Flak Photo Network


VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY MAFIA

DEVELOP Photo

Art10


E-ART by Bruno Rossi

The Salon Romantique

Kopeikin Gallery12

Street shots Photography / Photographie de rue

A BOOK ABOUT DEATH20+

A New History of Photography

Women and their Big Cameras

Wet Plate Collodion Photographer

Alternative photographic processes

the blackbird art circle2

LAP - Lovers of Analog Photography



KLASSIK MAGAZINE20+

Appropriate Punk Artist Group

Urbanism

The Disfarmer Project

PLOVDIV photographic community-Bulgaria

Bruce Conner

Antiquarian Avant-Garde Art & Processes

Art-Republic / Studio & Gallery20+

Carte de Visite and Cabinet Card Photography

Film Shooters+


Indie Film Community

Joseph Petzval

The Dallas Cultural Landscape

ThirdEye Photography Society

Vintage Photo Postcards


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