Saturday, December 31, 2011

4x6 Photo Contact Card

A much better layout for this business. I think this will work while keeping the costs of printing down.

FalconRose Photography Image Brochure January 2012

Here is the first initial design of the January 2012 1 page image brochure for FalconRose Photography. Not very creative, but hopefully some more inspiration hits, before I have to take this around to the art stores.

Business Card

As you have seen in my previous post, the past 5 years I have not even had a business card to hand out. This will be my new business card.

I am looking very forward to getting these printed and hopefully ready to hand out by late January 2012 at the very latest. I will also have some flyers ready to hand out hopefully by February that I will be taking around to some of the art dealers in the Lower Mainland. After 5 years of trying to get this business launched, it's time to git'r done. Thanks to all of you for joining me on this journey of discovery.

My New Year's Resolutions

As my business is still in what I would consider the fledgeling stage even after 5 years (I'm accruing no debt because I buy my equipment outright in cash, rather than on credit: that way the equipment is 100% mine and not on loan to me by a credit card company). I still have "true" wildlife lenses that I need to acquire and thus am in a quandary in terms of not having the range to get the shots that would really be profitable. However that is on the table. And hopefully, I should have in the next two years five acquisitions that will bring a lot more to the table.

  • A 300mm f/4 lens

  • A 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro

  • The set of teleconverters to go with the 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII and the 300mm f/4 lens to bring me a decent range

  • A tripod (the Gitzo SGT GT5561) and the Jobu BWG-Pro2 gimbal head

  • A set of Lee 0.3, 0.6 & 0.9 Graduated Neutral Density filters.

  • This will allow me to expand my ability to create saleable landscape photos and saleable wildlife shots.

    My long term goal is to replace the 300mm f/4 with the 300mm f/2.8 VRII or the 200-400mm f/4 and get an incredibly long super-telephoto with the 600mm f/4.

    So my business resolutions are as follows:

  • I will do my utmost to increase 100-fold the number of images in my saleable inventory, which means getting out to do as much shooting as I can possibly manage to do so given the restrictions with my being a family man.

  • I will take my camera everywhere...

  • I will train my eye to see more opportunities in everything (wildlife or landscape) that I shoot.

  • I resolve that I will start sending out my photos to the magazines this year and try to nail down a few sales (5 sales to start would be the impetus) this year.

  • I resolve to get out to the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival each and every year from now on. This is going to be an annual event with me every year.

  • 5 resolutions that I hope to uphold and take into this 2012 with me. Looking forward to new photographic opportunity and success this year. Happy New Year and May the best come to each and every one of you.

    Wildlife Photography - Prints For Sale

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    Variety of wildlife subject matter will increase and/or change as I gain equipment.

    Landscape Photography - Prints for Sale

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    Thursday, December 29, 2011

    Follow my Facebook Page

    I have put up a new Facebook page for my Wildlife, Nature and Landscape Photography: FalconRose Photography - Wildlife, Nature & Landscapes