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Kristian Sekulic

6 Days Ago

First Post Here.

Hello to all members.

I just registered and looking to send my images to Finartamerica,
First question is do you think my work is worth sending here:

https://www.kristiansekulic.com

And second question, is it possible not the sell RF licence here (to opt out) as I am exclusive contributor on some other place (where I sell RF licence)

Thank you for your help.

All the best
Kristian

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Abbie Shores

6 Days Ago

You don’t have to sell any licenses or products you don’t want to

Just leave the space blank. No zero. Nothing

If you leave a markup, you’re selling it

 

Kristian Sekulic

6 Days Ago

Thank you for quick replay :)

 

Mike Savad

5 Days Ago

be sure to have an avatar or you won't be in the search.

your work will sell fine here. though i would make the signature lighter, they may see it as a watermark and might not print it. but otherwise as long as you have a description and keywords and advertise yourself, it should sell fine.



----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Rich Franco

5 Days Ago

Kristian,

Welcome! You have wonderful images! I would probably NOT include your signature on them, might casue issues when sold on certain products that would be cropped for that product and then FAA might cancel the sale. Also might be an issue if photo is matted partially over the signature.

You will need to do a LOT of marketing, FAA does NOTHING for the artists, other than give us a "shelf" in a HUGE WAREHOUSE! Your job is to bring buyers to your stuff and ONLY YOUR STUFF! So Titles, descriptions and KEYWORDS are the KEY! If you are already good with Social Media, like FB,Instagram and Pinterest among others, you've got a great start!

Here's my tutorial on pricing to get you started, use as a guide for your work, which is very good!

https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=5127197

Good Luck!

Rich

 

Kristian Sekulic

5 Days Ago

Thank you very much for all the helpful answers and Rich Franco for kind comments as well.
I am thinking to upload image without signature or watermark here (I just put signature on my images on website)

What is most problematic for me is marketing , I have zero experience in that and also I am not active on social media that much (maybe this is time to start to be:)).

If you have some good hints on where to start marketing my work it would be very helpful.

Thank you again in advance,

All the best
Kristian

 

David Smith

5 Days Ago

The file that you upload here will be the file used for printing, so don't watermark it.

A small, unobtrusive signature is OK, but you have to be careful about where you place it because it can end up in an awkward spot on gallery wraps and some products.

 

Abbie Shores

5 Days Ago

Please read the top post on the forum. FAQ

It has all the marketing help on that

 

Kristian Sekulic

5 Days Ago

Ok I will, thank you again.

 

Rich Franco

5 Days Ago

Kristian,

If you've ever seen the last part of the "Raiders of the Lost Ark", when they open these doors to this HUGE WAREHOUSE, thousands of boxes, all look the SAME? Well, that's just a small closet to FAA/Pixels! Millions of images here and "marketing" is the only way to get buyers to see your stuff. Titles, descriptions and most importantly, KEYWORDS are only part of this trail that will lead buyers to your images.

Marketing can be as easy as just posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and others. There are a few Facebook groups that members here on FAA have started and that's probably the minimum you'll need to do. Do some research here and in discussions you'll see a few. THEN, it's consistency and getting your name in front of people EVERYDAY, somewhere, FB or wherever. IF you are on FB already, then after you upload some images, begin to showcase them on your FB page, invite others to post and develop a following. You'll see that your "visits" on your FAA site will increase, though most will be "bots", little buggers that Google and others send out to find new stuff and then store that info, until somebody does a search for YOUR IMAGE keywords! I'm averaging about 600 to 1,000/day and I'm a slacker!

IDEALLY, the shortest path to "success" will be a niche market that you can eventually "OWN", as I'm trying to do with my cars, now with over 5,000 car images, and JUST NOW, uploaded my 8,000th image! 8009, actually! If you "own" some niche group and when a buyer searches for some keyword and YOUR IMAGES are there, maybe the first page, then your chances of selling that stuff is near perfect.

Here's a great example, if I say so myself!

"2019 Ford Shelby".......56 of 56, which 55 are MY IMAGES!!!

"2019 Corvette"......125 images, of which about 116 are MINE!!!

Getting the idea? So that's the "easy" way to get sales. Many other ways, but then quantity of images gets involved, great keywords and descriptions! Look around for stuff that looks like your stuff and see what I mean.

Here's my last example of what I mean, when competing with other great photographers. When I firs joined years ago, I had a BUNCH of good images on the first few pages of "Glacier National Park", and NOW, I have a single image on page TWO, which has sold a couple of times and that's the ONLY reason it's there! I looked just now and got to page 10 and didn't find any of my Glacier stuff....so that's what we fight here, staying on the first 3-4 pages of ANY SEARCH!

Okay, fingers hurt, been working on this blurry monitor since this morning, but I hope this helps. Bottom line, having GREAT IMAGES, like you have, doesn't really mean much, if NOBODY ain't never sees nuttin of yours!

Rich

 

Kristian Sekulic

5 Days Ago

Thank you so much Rich for detailed explanation, I guess there will be quite a bit work to do to get all things right and to put images in good chance to be seen.
Until now on other agency all I had to do is key-wording, description and title, and all the marketing stuff is on agency (so good images are mostly in top search).
But there are mostly people images while i enjoy more taking images of nature and wildlife.

Things seems here a bit different and there is learning curve involved which will bring new experience for sure.

Hope to put all information into good use and pass it on in future to others who will need help :)

Wish to all great day.
Kristian

 

Rich Franco

5 Days Ago

Kristian,

Much more different than a stock house, where back in the day, you'd send in 50 slide pages of new iamges and they did all the rest of the work! Here, they "give" us a shelf and wish us the best and walk away...LOL!

It's a big committment to do stuff right here, need hundreds of images to get really seen and then, even then, after uploading those, need to keep adding "inventory" AND doing the marketing too.

So the "easiest" step, is to upload 25 images, for free and see how it goes. I'm sure there are those here that sell with 25 or less images, but must really be unique stuff. Next step is ALL IN! Really nothing in-between......

Rich

 

Kristian Sekulic

5 Days Ago

Thanks again,

Will try first with 25 and then I am sure I will send the rest.
For sure will put attention to marketing more after your advice.

Kristian

 

Matthias Hauser

5 Days Ago

Hi Kristian, welcome to FAA!

Your Art is amazing and should sell well. I'm a big Iceland lover and your Iceland photos are stunning :-)

Find out which social media site you love the most and focus on it for some time. Learn the ins and outs of the platform and promote your wonderful images.

Good luck.

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Meet me: Matthias Hauser | Creating Art | Helping Artists

 

Val Arie

4 Days Ago

Hi Kristian,

Wonderful work! They are all right about the advertising and marketing but great descriptions and keywording properly helps a lot too. Good luck!

 

Kristian Sekulic

4 Days Ago

Thank you Matthias and Val, Iceland is maybe my favourite place but Norway has great nature as well.

Will research now a bit :)

All the best
Kristian

 

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