Sunday, March 20, 2011

Photography Fees - Breaking down an Invoice

Well, if you have worked with me in the recent months, you will have seen one of my invoices!   They will serve many purposes - namely - standardizing my rates.  Now, if you are reading this because you have been seeking clarification about your invoice - this is the post for you. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Art Sales Coming to Kelowna

The sale of my scenic and artistic prints is something I have been trying to do for a long time. Although selling intermittently, it is nothing to support myself on.

It started with flipping through the archives and stumbling upon my forgotten beauties, like those from trips in Banff, Yoho, Revelstoke, Ontario and other locations across Canada. There have been loads of them hitting the storefront lately.  Which is now available on my facebook business page, directly underneath my profile photo under the title "Prints and Posters".

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Detailed Demographics

Lets talk about some demographics I have been paying attention to, whilst trying to figure out what appeals to my facebook fans. A definite bonus to facebook is the ability to grab detailed demographics based on each individual profile who connects with your page. Since everyone who uses it is signed in, you can get more detailed info on a per person basis, than regular website analytics.

Take for instance demographics for my C Gardiner Photography page. A little surprising to me is that nearly 60% of my viewers are female and 51% of the total are women aged 18-35. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Land of Opportunity!

I'd call Kelowna the land of opportunity for me so far. You gotta reach out and grab it when you see it!   I am going to have a great opportunity to work with the Center of Gravity tour in Kelowna this year doing mainly the action photos at some of sports events - I am hoping.
I started working towards my media pass this year as early as anyone could have started to be honest.  I can remember getting the e-mail ball rolling within a week of them posting the date for this year's tour.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NEW: Service offering!

This is exciting.  A service I can offer to anyone, anywhere. If you can read this, and send an e-mail with attachments, from anywhere across the globe, I can turn a photo of you into an illustrated replica of your photo similar in style to some pictured in this post.
All have been done by hand with a graphics tablet. I have become increasingly comfortable with these powerful little computer accessories.  Especially with the amounts of layer masking done by hand at 200% view, thanks to my photo editing work as of late.

Read more below for details to the process