White Calla Lilly.
Sell the public flowers…
things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
I am pleased to announce my image “White Calla Lily
,” part of my Bontanical series
is now available at Crated.com
. As an added incentive for these Fine art prints or framed artworks; email me your particulars along with your order information and I promise to mail you a small certificate of authenticity with the image title along with my signature which can then be attached to the back of the piece.
My Adventures with a Google+ Community
I don’t know why my pictures come out looking so good. I just don’t get it.
I work hard on my images, am very meticulous, attentive to details and am proud of the finished product. I am also not naive enough to expect everyone to like my work. I also admit to using social media heavily to promote my images, which brought me to joining a Google Plus group called Light Box
, a gathering of like minded individuals who critique each others work. Unfortunately my experiences not necessarily good ones.
Critiquing is a skill, and skills improve over time with the right knowledge and continuous practice, if you care to. It can be a positive experience for both along with being a experience to improve your and the recipient’s skill as a photographer. On the dark side it can be a form of trench warfare with useless information, biased negative assumptions and insults being thrown back and forth. Here are some of my experiences.
Wine Bottle and Glass
; a image photographed for lighting and form, a favorite of mine and others but unfortunately is one of my most pirated images on the web. From the group owner; “have to delete1 because I cannot read the entire name on the bottle.” later on “But even if I wanted to buy this wine I couldn’t, I have no clue what it is,” finally from her after explaining it wasn’t ever a product shot; “In that case the half label is a distraction, and I’d still rather see just the glass.” From another senior member from the group: “If I were the art director I’d tell you the photographer that I couldn’t show this to the client.” Because it was a still life image and without even asking these senior members of the group assumed it was just a “product shot.” Even if it was they appeared to have no concept of a editorial image whereby sometimes “you sell the sizzle as compared to the steak.”
, which to this day is my most successful image. “
delete2 It looks like an encyclopedia photo of a violin with a stamp-like frame,” or “