Staying Involved and Staying Visible… Are You?

Staying Involved and Staying Visible… Are You?

Photo District News has a great two part article on where art buyers are finding new talent.

Consider it an absolute must to read… and take some time to hit ALL the links.

There are many places we all know about… Flickr, 500Pixels, Yahoo, G+. And participation there is free and unfettered.

And unfiltered.

And piled so high with crap that it takes a strong effort to dig through to the good stuff. Art Directors don’t have time to start ‘following’ photographers on Flickr or G+. But they do find new artists to work with.

This article deals with the art buyers – NOT the photographers – who let us all know where they find inspiration and new photographers.

Online Galleries.
Online Magazines.
Gallery Shows.
Curated Shows.
New Art Sites.

A ton of resources that are out there for all of us to access.

But they are curated, with gatekeepers and arbiters… and that is where you must persevere.

Go to the sites and see what the art buyers are seeing. See where they turn to when looking for new photographers.

Then figure out how to be THERE the next time they go looking.

Favorite Sources for New Photography: Part 1

Favorite Sources for New Photography: Part 2

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Also known as Don Giannatti, photography has been the focus of my life for most of my adult years. I have written three books for Amherst Media (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: keyword 'don giannatti'. Lighting Essentials is my flagship blog and ezine with a slightly different slant than most photography related blogs. If you are interested in becoming a better photographer, check out www.project52.org. Thanks for visiting.

2 Comments

  1. So many photographers complaining about lack of bookings, and yet they blog for other photographers. Or they’re on the forums all day. Still complaining, still whining. I’ll admit I blog for other photographers, but then again, the blog is not intended in any way to solicit work.

    Yes I read this the other day on PDN. It’s useful. I wonder how many will actually be proactive in using the information.

    Always enjoy your posts -Libby
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  2. It’s a creative site which is looking for art buying. Also it’s an interesting topic for users.Thanks for your nice story.
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