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07-30-2018, 08:31 AM   #17416
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Thanks, I have been shooting it @100 ISO and that's about as good as it gets. I bought 10 rolls of the Agfachrome from a forum member and use it for testing new to me film cameras.

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I've also considered agfachrome grainy AF -- which I actually liked in the ISO 1600 version.

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I've also considered agfachrome grainy AF -- which I actually liked in the ISO 1600 version.
I also got a few rolls of the original Agfa Scala 200x, which expired on July 2007. Haven't tried them yet, as I have to send them out for processing to DR5 Chrome.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Agfachrome RS1000 (Expired May 1996)

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Interesting effects with the grain standing out. Good to see old film being used.
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Anybody in this thread ever sell a print?
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These two taken within minutes of each other were a real test on getting the Sunny 16 rule correct. Pentax SV, 35mmf3.5 K400 ASA

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Anybody in this thread ever sell a print?
I sell the odd print every once in awhile.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
I sell the odd print every once in awhile.

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Ah, the Dancin' Bare, just exudes class and sophistication.

Also, cool, I'm trying to sell a print (locally, not on this forum, haha) now and I really don't know what I'm doing. I put it on Instagram. It's this pic:



It looks pretty good as a print, actually. I want to get more done but I kinda want to hustle some money out of it, too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jellygeist Quote
Anybody in this thread ever sell a print?
As a retired professional I've done regular solo shows at various galleries in my region. Also a goodly number of group shows. My shows are of what I considered my personal work when I was a working pro. I have sold a reasonable number of prints. I would not try to make a living from it. Very, very few "fine art" photographers make substantial incomes from print sales. They make most of their money from day jobs, from commercial work, of from teaching photography.

I've slowed down a lot and in future expect to do one or two shows a year at local galleries. I can do the photography but the travel and schmoozing to market my work to major urban galleries is more than I care to take on at this stage in life. However, I intend to continue making prints to please myself. For me a good print is a much more true expression of photography than an "image" on a (usually uncalibrated) monitor.

Incidentally, much of my work is on FF digital. I continue to shoot film because I enjoy the process, including messing around with old cameras. Some of the film work is good enough to show, but usually as 12x18 prints from 35mm rather than the 24x36 prints I can easily pull from FF digital. There's nothing wrong with a good 12x18 print, but these days catching audience attention is more a matter of large size than of whether the image has anything interesting to say. Once you have peoples' attention, some begin to see the qualities in pictures that make them worth hanging on their walls and revisiting many times. From my perspective, that is what has made selling my prints worthwhile.

In terms of your image, jellygeist, it's colourful and probably saleable. If it's of a well-known local landmark, that increases the odds of sales. That sort of thing can be sold at local arts/crafts fairs. Cards can also work for shots in this style. However, a single image is unlikely to carry much weight in marketing prints. As a standalone image you might get paid peanuts for it from a stock agency. If you want to sell prints, in my view the image should be part of a body of work that demonstrates that your picture is an example of a consistent artistic vision rather than a fluke.

You may want to look around and see what people are charging for prints at fairs in your area. You will probably find that a lot of them are selling cheap and nasty prints for barely enough money to cover printing and framing expenses, with nothing for their time or operating costs. It's up to you to decide whether you want to compete in that market or aim higher.

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Anybody in this thread ever sell a print?
Never tried to sell anything, but I have had some shots I took of Berlin in 1976 used in the Diefenbunker Cold War Museum, Ottawa. (Berlin Exhibition)

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Never tried to sell anything, but I have had some shots I took of Berlin in 1976 used in the Diefenbunker Cold War Museum, Ottawa. (Berlin Exhibition)

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Really? I should go check them out the next time I take my kids there
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Really? I should go check them out the next time I take my kids there
That was about 8-10 years ago, not sure if the exhibition has been removed/replaced. Best call them to see if it's still around. The exhibition was about East/West Berlin during the cold war and occupied a couple rooms. The big wall picture when you entered the room, was one of my shots.

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That was about 8-10 years ago, not sure if the exhibition has been removed/replaced. Best call them to see if it's still around. The exhibition was about East/West Berlin during the cold war and occupied a couple rooms. The big wall picture when you entered the room, was one of my shots.

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Cool! I will check that out next trip to Ottawa.
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I found this old link to the exhibit and here is one of my shots used in the entrance. I sent my cousin (below on the right), who worked on the project, a copy of the original Kodachrome 64 slide. They enlarged it and printed it in multiple panels.

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