Last month, I dove into the world of in-person sales by running a booth at the Steel Days celebration in American Fork, Utah. I sold a few photographic prints and learned a lot about being a vendor at shows and fairs. I have signed up for two more shows in August, and one in September.
My first booth will be Saturday, August 14th, at the Alpine Days Carnival & Boutique. The boutique is at Creekside Park, 100 South and 600 East, in Alpine, Utah. Vendor booths will be open from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.
On Saturday, August 28th, I will have a booth at the Americana Arts & Music Festival. The festival will be at Robinson Park, 100 East Main, in American Fork, Utah. It will be open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
At the end of September, I will be involved in the Holy Cow Fall Boutique. The Holy Cow boutique is different that the others in that I will not be there in person. Vendors sign up for a booth space and all purchases are made at a central checkout. If you wish to meet me or talk to me about my work, you will want to attend one of my August events.
The Holy Cow Fall Boutique runs Tuesday through Saturday, September 21st through 25th at the Lindon Community Center, 25 North Main, in Lindon, Utah. The boutique is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday.
Come visit my booth at one of these events!
Still looking for that perfect wall calendar for next year? Look no further! My new Spectacular Scenery 2018 Calendar, featuring twelve of my best landscape photography prints, is available now for purchase from DeviantArt.
Each photograph in this calendar is also available as an individual print in various sizes. Photographs included in this calendar are:
Shelter Cove (2015)
View South from Mt. Konocti (2015)
Sunset at Highland Glen (2017)
Cottonwood Creek (2006)
Down By the Creek (2016)
Bonneville Salt Flats (2015)
Nebo Loop in July (2016)
Cabin in the Tetons (2006)
Field of Hay Bales (2016)
View From Scotts Bluff (2016)
Distant Mountains (2016)
Cleveland Reservoir Panorama (2015)
Visit DeviantArt now to get your copy!
A couple of months ago, I created a Deviant Art profile to begin showing off my artwork and photography, and hopefully to begin selling a little bit as well. Since then, I have added over 70 works of art and photographs to my profile, most of which can be purchased as either prints or art gifts. Check out the slideshow below to see some of these works:
Shortly after creating my DeviantArt profile, I also created an account with fineartamerica.com, where I have begun uploading only the photography and artwork which I consider to be the very best. I also have prints and other items available to purchase from my Fine Art America profile.
About a week ago, I discovered an image editing program called Paint.NET. It was originally a college project meant to create a program to replace Microsoft Paint, but has grown into a full-fledged photo editor, supposedly rivaling Photoshop and PaintShop Pro.
While I haven’t had much time to test this claim, I like what I have seen so far. For my first experience with the program, I attempted to cut out a picture of a buffalo using the Magic Wand tool, and I actually got a better result than I did doing the same thing with the same picture in Photoshop. One thing I like about Photoshop is all the filters, but Paint.NET has plug-ins which can be downloaded which may do the same things. I haven’t had a chance to look through them yet.
While I love Photoshop, Paint.NET definitely has one advantage: the cost. It’s pretty hard to beat Free.