Pro Photographer Shares His Entire Process for Selling Prints

If you've ever wondered what goes into selling your own photography prints or simply where and how to start, then this will be extremely helpful for you.

I don't think I'm overreaching to say that at some point in our photography journeys, we've all dreamed of selling prints of our work to people. It might just be a relatively small vision of selling your prints to friends or neighbors at local Sunday markets, or it might be a bigger, more grandiose vision of rolling up giant 40 x 30 inch prints and putting them into dedicated tubes and shipping them all over the world. For many of us, we never get past the vision part, be it for reasons such as self-doubt or not having a suitable printer. But perhaps the biggest reason is that we just don't know how to do it.

And that brings us to this great video by Joe Allam, in which he walks you through his entire process of selling photography prints. In this video, he shares incredible details regarding choices you need to make when you're preparing to sell prints. Even little things like deciding whether or not you want a white border around your image can have a big impact, and Allam shares his thoughts openly with you about the choices he makes, but more importantly, why he makes them. If you think you have images that other people would like to buy and you'd like to know the process of printing and selling, give this video a look and let me know your thoughts.

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John Caulfield's picture

Really enjoyed the tips you shared. Could you confirm your favorite paper - Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Glace? I am in the states and looking to find this on B&H but don't see a reference to "glace".
Thanks, John-in-Kansas

james Tarry's picture

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag is a lovely paper, but be careful, it scratches all to hell really easy. (you can get a protective spray to help with this)
I've stopped using it to sell on as its too prone to damage-Epsom Semi Gloss tends to be my go to now.

Joe Allam's picture

Thanks for sharing my video — much appreciated!

Iain Stanley's picture

Sure thing!