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Old 25-06-2007, 16:45   #1 (permalink)
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Do poster style prints really sell for 225.00 apprx?

Well there was i walking around a local market this weekend when i came across a shop i hadnt really paid much attention to in the past. In the shop being sold were what looked to me like canvas printed digi photography of things like Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge London buildings and general London life i guess you would say. Anyway these were poster size prints apprx 40x30 inch. Now i have to say apart from some framing work this guy apparently it seemed was relying on the sale of these prints to keep his shop running... ok he could well have owned the building in its entirity and just had to pay business rates as overheads etc but i was gobsmacked to say the least given that we ae talking prime selling space in the East end of London not far from Hoxton Market (Very popular for hob nobs galleries etc) featured on the apprentice! I found the guy has a webiste for his shop but am not if it would be appropriate to paste here? advice please

now my questions ...... 1. do people really pay up to 225.00 for these size prints of not really great quality?

2. Would it be viable to start up a business selling such items? (some of my photography is stunning in comparison)

3.Has anybody any experience in this ball park as i would love to do something like that just never had the balls to do it?

so i would appreciate any feedback in relation to my Q,s

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Old 27-06-2007, 18:42   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Do poster style prints really sell for 225.00 apprx?

There is a vast difference between what a photographer sees in a photo and what a non photographer sees. That basically means that in general, decent photographers are much more critical of photos than the general public. Add to that that its the general public that buy other photographers work (and not photographers themselves) it mean that if you chose your location well and have big bold shots on display, you would be surprised at what sells and for how much
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Re: Do poster style prints really sell for 225.00 apprx?

Another thing to remember is the the gallery probably only gave the photographer a few pounds over the cost of doing the canvas and just bumped up the price.

In most galleries they charge a huge amount for the frame and framing, so if it is already framed, the price will reflect this too.

I bet the cost price of the framed image was less than 100.
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Re: Do poster style prints really sell for 225.00 apprx?

I have often wondered about selling prints (when i finally get around to taking some more of course) to the likes of the Art shop. The prints and canvasses in there are quite nice but a lot of the city scapes aren't that spectacular and certainly not as good as some of the stuff i've seen on Pixalo.

Has anybody ever sold prints through a gallery or anything? I know a lot of member have their own webstores but the problem with those is attracting page impressions.
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