How Photographs Are Sold

How Photographs Are Sold

Stories and Examples of How Fine Art Photographers Sell Their Work

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Schooled at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris, current Arizona resident, French fine art photographer, teacher, and author Briot presents his second book, which focuses on marketing fine art photography, as he aims to show rather than tell photographers how to sell their work. The book has many fine art photographs predominantly by Briot, and is divided into Getting Started, and three parts: 1: How fine art photographs are sold and what happens in the process (15 stories); 2: Eight Artists: In their own words (8 stories); 3: What artists do and don’t do: problems and solutions (14 stories); and End Notes. Distributed by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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In How Photographs Are Sold, author and fine art photographer Alain Briot has compiled stories and examples of how several successful photographers market and sell their work. The book features information from photographers who earn a living from their artwork, as well as from others who sell their artwork to further their passion rather than as their main source of income. It also includes examples from Alain's personal experience selling his fine art photographs.

The featured photographers come from a variety of backgrounds and use a broad range of techniques for selling their artwork. They share information about their personal styles, what has worked for them and what hasn't, where they have sold their work, and more. Also included are images of each photographer's selling environment and examples of the marketing materials they use.

Topics include:

  • A description of the selling venues used by each artist: wholesale, retail, galleries, art shows, websites, etc.
  • Various photographic genres: landscape, wildlife, flowers, portraiture, etc.
  • A variety of business challenges and solutions
  • A description of the business approach used by each artist
  • A biography of each artist
  • Skill enhancement exercises to help the reader develop their skills
This book is designed to meet the needs of both amateur and professional fine art photographers. Whether you're just getting started in the fine art photography business or have been working at it for years, this book will prove to be a valuable resource.

This book differs from Alain's previous marketing book, Marketing Fine Art Photography, in that this is not a manual but a collection of stories and examples. While Alain's first marketing booktells you how to sell your work, this second book shows you how to sell your work.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Rocky Nook Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9781933952932
Branch Call Number: 770.688 B7729h 2014
Characteristics: xi, 180 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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