>> Thursday, 30 November 2006
Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos
Writer's Digest Books
This book is about how to launch yourself, and survive, as an independent stock photographer business. All of that: "launch", "independent", "stock", "business"... It is not much about photography as such but more about the business of doing stock photography. It takes you through how to start up small as a part time photographer, how to crate a (very simple) business plan, how to define and evaluate your target market (and how to change your photography focus if you are not selling), how to manage your independent stock business. It is all very basic things but it is really good to have it put down on paper so that you can read it and think about if you agree or not. And so that you can also think of how you should change what you do so that you will sell more. Certainly a good buy.
Well, you have to live from something, don't you? So, do tak a look at our stock photo portfolio (look right). But that was not at all what this post was going to be about. Instead, I wanted to mention some excellent prices that photographs had fetched at auction recently.
Example 1: Ansel Adams, "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico". Taken in 1941 and printed in 1948, signed on the mount. Sold for $609,600 at auction recently. World record for Ansel Adams.
Example 2: Robert Mapplethorpe with a picture of Andy Warhol. Taken 1987 in black and white and framed in a cross shaped frame. Fairly straight forward portrait of AW. Sold for $643,200 at auction recently. World record for Mapplethorpe.
Example 3: Not a world record, I think, but still not bad: "Black and White Vogue Cover" from 1959 by Irving Penn, printed posthumously in 1968, sold for $262,400.
So, don't despair.
No picture in this post. (The one and only!) Just too busy with other things... But I was just happy to discover that, in spite of that, this blog is ranked #15 in the top 100 wine blogs! I'll open the champagne when its #10, but still a nice way to finish the day! Here's the list: Top 100 Wine Blogs
Vine Growing and Wine Making
The original Swedish title is "Ett vin blir till" meaning A Wine is Born. It is a unique description of the work in the vineyard and in the wine cellar. Published in 2009. More info on the web site for A Wine is Born.
Wines, vineyards and winemakers in Languedoc in the south of France, one of the most dynamic wine regions in France, and in the world. Published in 2007. More info on the site of the Languedoc book.