One of the best ways to monetize nature and landscape photography is to sell it at regional art shows across the U.S. Entering these art shows can either leave a photographer wildly rich or bankrupt, and the difference between the two is not very large. Fortunately, there are actionable steps that can be taken in order to maximize your success in selling your work at art fairs & art shows.
This week on the podcast I had a great time speaking with Jay Rasmussen, a photographer from Minnesota. Jay is a retired college professor where he spent 30 years training other teachers. Jay is relatively new in the photography scene but has found wild success selling his work at art fairs. In this week's show, we talk about Jay's entrance into photography, how he arrived at selling his work so quickly, tips for other photographers looking to monetize their work, and some excellent discussion and practical insight relating to teaching photography.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- How Jay found himself as a photographer,
- How to decide which art fairs to apply for,
- How much to invest in selling your photography at art fairs,
- What kind of photography sells at art shows,
- Staying true to yourself as an artist selling at art shows,
- Tips for teaching photography to students,
- And a lot more!
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network.
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
- Art Fair Sourcebook.
Join us on Patreon for our bonus conversation where Jay talks about using a growth mindset as a photographer.
Here is who Jay recommended on the podcast this week:
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Scroll down to see more of Jay's photography.