Photos for sale?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Hyubie, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011
    Sometimes I find myself just browsing through the image threads here and over the mu-43. And I find a lot of photos that are extremely better than those photos I find in furniture/house decorating stores. And I start to "see" some of them hanging on my wall, thinking "oh, this on'e perfect for that wall facing the dinner table".

    But I haven't had any experience with buying an original image directly from the artist. How does one go about it - and how much does it usually cost (I know - this is really depending on the artist)? Again, this is just for personal home use and I don't intend to buy the copyrights and all those legalistic gobbledygook. :smile:

    Amin - a revenue source!! Being the "gallery", take a small cut! Hehe... I'm pretty suse I'm not the first one to have these thoughts of buying from fellow members. :biggrin:

    Pim, if you're reading, take the hint and start thinking about this. :biggrin:

    (Not sure if this is the right forum thread - pls feel free to move.)
  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    well ... as you say, it rather depends on the artist .... there's a nice platinum print of one of my favourite Bill Brandt pictures - unframed - that comes in at c. £9,000 from the gallery that handles his estate :smile: ... on the other hand, if you want a print from a member here, why not PM them and see what you can arrange?

    I'm not suggesting anyone would want any of my photographs, but from an entirely personal point of view, I'd only be willing to sell a print, not a raw or jpeg or tiff ... well, if there was £9K on the table I might reconsider of course
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Might be a good idea to contact the artist direct, and ask. Many people now have smugmug, redbubble, zenfolio etc galleries where you can buy from and have a framed pic sent to you. Maybe if you are fortunate, the shots you like will be in one or more of those galleries.
  4. N05J3W3

    N05J3W3 New to SC

    Dec 17, 2012
    How about an annual print exchange?
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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Now that sounds like a good idea.

    It happens at plenty of other sites, why not here?