Fine Art Photos: Professional Photographer Rich Wagner’s Picks
Three weeks ago, I asked our readers to upload three photos to our website that showed what kind of photographer they were and what kinds of photos they wanted to learn to sell. Then I asked art director Alicia Noack which ones she thought could be saleable as editorial — in glossy magazines and trade journals… and professional stock photographer Shelly Perry to pick out her favorites that would likely sell as stock. If you missed those two issues, you’ll find them here: Alicia on editorial photography Shelly on stock Today, I asked professional photographer Rich Wagner to pick out his favorites that would likely sell as fine art photos.
Rich’s fine art photos hang in public corporations and private foundations from the Americas to the Far East. He’s been a hobbyist photographer for over 48 years, though he just starting selling his work publicly 10 years ago. Attendees coming to our event in Nashville this April (link) will not only learn how to sell their photographs as fine art in their local community like Rich, but they’ll also learn how to set their fees (so that they’re doing the least amount of work for the most amount of dollars)…and how to present their work so that it looks as professional (and expensive) as possible. I also just heard back from David Morgan – a photographer you may have read about in our promotions for the Turn Your Pictures into Cash program. A few years ago, David started selling photos from his backpacking trip across Asia as fine art on the walls of a local coffee shop. But then they started selling so well he had a hard time fulfilling orders. He ended up raising the price in hopes that he’d get less orders and still make the same amount of money…and that’s exactly what happened. David’s starting price for a matted 8 x 10 photograph was just $35. But by the time he finished testing higher prices, those same photographs sold at $200 each. David has agreed to meet with us in Nashville and talk specifically about selling vacation photos as fine art and to magazines and newspapers. — Lori Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing [Editor’s Note: Learn more about how you can turn your pictures into cash in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel. Sign up here today and we’ll send you a new report, Selling Photos for Cash: A Quick-Start Guide, completely FREE.]