Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Did you happen to notice I'm selling prints of photos I've taken over the past forty years? I manipulate some photos to achieve a painterly quality. That's what I've done with the rose photo above. Wouldn't this make a wonderful Mother's Day gift? On some I manipulate the color of the photo to complement a particular room decor, like the aqua photo below. I happen to like aqua so this one is hanging in my kitchen. Click on both photos to see the detail. I have a lot of fun doing this with photos and hope you like them too.
This past weekend I received a call from someone wanting one of my photos for their sister's birthday. I decided I should make up a price list (coming soon) with samples so folks can readily see the format and cost of what they can purchase. I also want to show you how framed photos can enhance the decor of any room in your home. Printed photos are an affordable way to utilize art in your home. To keep the price of my photos reasonable I print them at home. The maximum size is limited to 8 x 10. That size can be matted into an 11 x 17 size and put in the frame of your choice.
You can purchase frames from big box stores or even find them in thrift stores. Choosing your own frame allows you to fit the photos into the decorating style of your home. My current style is eclectic and modern, but you could use a rustic frame, a brightly colored frame, the possibilities are endless. Below is an example of how to use the photos in groups. These three photos (oops, only two show) were taken in Baja and are framed above my bed. I got the frames and matts on sale at Michaels years ago.
It's easy to make a photo purchase and they make great gifts, choose a photo you like from the photo page and let me know which one via email. After you choose the photo you want, I'll get the item ready and put it into a matt if you want one, then I'll add the photograph as a reserve in my etsy shop. You can then pay with the method you prefer. It takes a few days to get the item added, but it will be ready to ship once it's added to my etsy shop.
Here's another example of how I've used architectural photos I've taken in a group frame. These are above the guest bed in my home. You can use photos as wall art in just about any room of your home. How about that long dark hallway, perhaps the laundry room, even bathrooms can use a pop of color and style.
OK, now the BIG GIVEAWAY part, the best part of this long winded post. In the spirit of paying it forward and to launch my photos sales I've decided to have a photo giveaway. I'm giving away five 8 x 10 original photos (I retain the copywrite and all rights to reprint the photos), printed from 35 mm Kodachrome film and printed on Kodachrome paper. So please spread the word about the giveaway. The truck photo above, one of my most popular photos, is included in the giveaway.
Here's how to enter. Make a comment here and let me know you want to enter; please follow me here and please add me to your blog roll (I'll do the same for you); choose one photo from my GIVEAWAY page (located at the top of the blog); and let me know which one you've chosen. I'll use a random number generator to chose the winners (one photo per household please). I will announce the winners on Monday, April 18. After you win, please be sure to send me your mailing address via email and I'll ship the photo via USPS flat rate mail to you. Good luck.