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 Post subject: First Sale!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:29 am 
I made my first sale today!! :shock:

I sold a co-worker two 16x24 prints. In the the lead up to this sale I found a great lab to work with close to where I live and the results are astounding. The photograph I sold was produced exactly as I developed it - perfect white balance, I was honestly more impressed with the print than the sale. Cheers to Camera Labs for motivation and inspiration.


In other news: the town I live in has an Art In The Park event and I am going to print up a bunch of stuff and apply for a the saying goes..."Nothing ventured, nothing gained"

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:09 am 
Hi, thanks, for the story and link,

actually I'm also looking for printing lab.

anyway, how to prepare the file for print?

are you set the photo to cmyk? and what file type? tiff/jpg? others?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:25 am 
more importantly what $$ did you make? :P

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 4:24 am 
Sorry for the brutally late reply -

Enche Zein: Preparing the file for print.
I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. I made my adjustments and finally exported to jpg 100% quality. The final color mode was RGB. During the processing I used LAB color for sharpening the Lightness channel. It is really a great way to go as it does not touch any color in the process. Since this shot was ordered as 16x24 I sent the file sized for 16x24, this was all done in Photoshop. This final prints were cool and I issued certificates with was a really great learning experience! 8)

Gregory.Rotter How much did you make?
For this my first sale I just charged twice my lab costs and also since this was a coworker I didn't charge any labor. There was no framing. The prints were a mirror of each other and some sculpture goes in the middle. I asked the customer to send me a snapshot of the final display. Good times

I did get a cool job last week in which I have to shoot all the jewelry for a family trust...weird eh? It is for a legal requirement. This is great but I really need to buy/make some proper backgrounds/lighting. The time has come for a flash gun indeed.

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