Selling nature photographs, or not

January 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

In my entire photographic life I have never considered the idea of making my photographs available for others. I photographed what I wanted and where I wanted and hid the old 35mm slides away in dozens of metal storage boxes and Kodak Carousels. The chore of dragging out a slide projector and setting up a screen made our guests fortunate that this was a rare occurrence.  My slides remained hidden away and lost even to my memory.

Digital photography changed a lot of things and made my images available to me on a laptop at any time. I could forward a photo with an email to selected family and friends and even send the shot to multiple people at one time. I started getting comments back and found that others sometimes enjoyed seeing the same sights as I did. When I became free to travel more, my photos became more diverse and more interesting and I finally started a travel photo website. It was cumbersome, time-consuming, and difficult to maintain so I abandoned the site. Later, when I started full-time traveling, I revived the site and decided that posting photos was almost as much fun as taking them. 

Full-time travel allowed me to visit places most people dream about and to stay in places of natural beauty as long as needed to capture lasting images of the experience. I invested in camera gear, lenses, and processing software that most hobbyists cannot and the quality equipment improved the quality of the images. They were more interesting to view.

Then Natural Photography happened. Now I have a site that is easy to navigate and more pleasing to view.  Friends have asked for copies of photos and freely given their comments. Now many photos from the 20,000 plus that were taken over the last couple of years are posted and available for viewing, digital down-loading, and printing in many formats. Any image on the site is available as a print of your favorite size, matted and framed in a selection of custom frames, or printed on canvas or a ready to hang 'stand-out' foam-backed print. As novelties, images are available on mugs and cups, key chains, magnets, mouse pads, buttons, coasters, and bookmarks.

I hope you will view the galleries and find images that relate to you, your travels, and your most personal experiences and will consider down-loading the images or purchasing prints or novelties. Thanks for visiting the Natural Photography blog.


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