I went digging through my photo archives today, which explains the unusual amount of Flickr spam. You know how sometimes you pass over a photo without giving it much thought, but when you come back to it after a period of time you realize it has potential? I had a few of those moments.
Which leads me to my next question: I’ve noticed that my print choices tend to be on the “safe” side in terms of what I list in the shop. In thinking primarily from a business perspective, I want to appeal to as many people as possible, and I’m willing to bet that more people appreciate a good flower macro than, say, something like this. For this reason, a lot of my work is not offered in print. I don’t feel it has great sell-ability.
On the other hand, I’ve been pleasantly surprised on occasion–”laundry day”, for example, is a photo that I think of as being dark, something that wouldn’t appeal to a lot of people, but it’s my best-selling print at Etsy. Go figure!
So I’m curious – what would you like to see in my shop from my portfolio that isn’t currently there, and why? Am I underestimating my target market by staying with the safer selections? Are ya’ll more twisted than I’m giving you credit for?
In other news that is really only relevant to me (but you’ll suffer through it because that’s what NaBloPoMo is all about–suffering), my iMac is on the fritz after a botched Leopard installation, which makes me very sad. Thankfully I have Tim, who is the Superman to my Lois Lane when it comes to computer repairs (minus the part about tights and a cape… although we might have to work on that), and he’s fixing it. I know I claim to be a computer geek, but that’s mostly for software, and only then when the software is working correctly (and since when does software ever really work correctly? And don’t say “When it’s on a PC” because then I’d be forced to pbbbt in your general direction.)
It seems that my computer will need to be backed up, formatted, and completely re-installed. The whole process sounds long and painful, but Tim assures me that my data is safe and sound on an external hard drive. In the meantime, I am very grateful for my slothful little iBook!
And with that, dear Internets, I bid you a very slow adieu. “Superman” needs the Pepto-Bismol.