Tickling Salmon

Making and Selling Photographic Fine Art in Vancouver

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I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way. Hopefully your path will be a little easier.

Protecting Your Images

As an artist in the digital age, you face a dilemma. You want people to see your work, and see it in sufficient detail that they can decide to buy it. On the other hand, you don’t want people people to steal your work — and you especially don’t want them to steal your work and sell it as their own (thanks to Chris Tyrell for passing on the story). But what can you do about it? Continue reading “Protecting Your Images” »

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 6:35 am

Revised August 18th, 2011 at 10:21 am

Who is your audience?

When asked what sort of art they make, some people simply reply “portraiture” or “street photography”. Or, if they have thought about it some more, they may point at some of their influences: “I follow in the footsteps of Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham, and Ian Wallace.” When asked who their audience is, however, many people will give you a blank stare. But if you want to make a living as an artist, you must know your audience, and know how well your work meets their desires. Continue reading “Who is your audience?” »

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Revised December 8th, 2011 at 10:56 am

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