Category Archives: nature photography
It all began by accident! I bought my first digital camera in 2004 purely to take product photos of the handmade cards and gifts that I was making and selling through my website, I had no intention of becoming a photographer or making money through my photos, but somehow, it happened!!
I like taking macro photos (closeups) of flowers etc but I don’t really do much post-processing. I like my photos to look real rather than to have an arty/textured look. Editing wise I’ll go into photoshop and do a basic crop, give the colors a boost and maybe take out any unwanted items – Such as a phone line wire or a branch that got in the way!
Other photographers, travel, color, or just seeing a scene and thinking aha!
Nope – One day though!!Where can people buy your work?
Etsy – For Prints (International)
Folksy – For Prints (UK Based)
Zazzle – For Cards, Home Decor and Gift Items including keychains, mugs, mousepads and more.
Through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, by joining Etsy groups and by participating in the Etsy and Folksy forums. No one tells you that it’s 90% promotion, 10% creating that makes a business successful – I’m still working on getting that percentage right!
I probably have too many goals! Short term it would be to have greeting cards for sale in my Etsy store.
Long term I want to have a wholesale side of Emele Photography, suppling small gift shops with my prints and cards, plus to have a stand at one of the big UK trade fairs such as Spring Fair or Top Drawer.
Just go for it! Do your research but don’t be put off by how “big and scary” a step it might be… We all have to start somewhere and learn from our mistakes along the way.