day 208 – copic markers

copics

i took a lot of photos today of things i intend to sell on ebay.  i stopped to take a photo of these markers – which are not for sale – before the day got away from me.  i wanted to photograph a particular area and went to a lake i haven’t been to in a while and it, along with the parking lot, was turned into a public attraction for paddling in a boat on the water.  not sure why i felt sad. either it was because i couldn’t get my photo or because the area will be filled with people instead of the quiet, peaceful area i remember.

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5 thoughts on “day 208 – copic markers

  1. Way to go, Val! What a super shot! Love the COLORFULNESS!

    And boy, you really got those markers lined up PERFECTLY! Gosh, those tips are so sharp!

    Sorry to hear about the lake being crowded – probably because of the weekend, perhaps? Oh well, you got a great shot for today regardless.

    Btw, what kind of lighting did you use for this shot? Because it’s really nice.

    Enjoy your evening, girl!

    X

    • v says:

      thanks ron. the tops kept rolling around so i couldn’t get them as lined up as i wanted.

      natural lighting and post processing. it’s not quite right. the only part that is correct is the left hand corner. it’s pure white then things get dingy.

      you too.

  2. So called “progress” does not always leave happy faces behind.
    On the happier side, creating photos for a future sale IS cool! I have been thinking about opening a modest boutique with reprints on a Platform(like cafépress). Any bits of advice for starting out?? Thanks!

    • v says:

      So called “progress” does not always leave happy faces behind.

      so true, barbara. the lake and surrounding private property is on a reservation, but further down there was a spot for cooking out and picnic tables. the area was quiet and free from commercialism. not so much now. still a nice area, just more people.

      i do have a cafepress store, but other than uploading photos to slap on their merchandise, i can’t tell you much about it. i made on sale, on a hat i never expected to make a sale on.

      for selling prints, i might use something like imagekind, fineart america or smug mug. cafepress, however, is not bad if you want your photos on merchandise and not just printed. not sure how much time you have to put into it, but marketing, getting your name out there, is most likely the key to success. i do more word of mouth than printed media marketing.

  3. “not sure why i felt sad. either it was because i couldn’t get my photo or because the area will be filled with people instead of the quiet, peaceful area i remember.”

    I think it’s because it wont be a peaceful place anymore.

    Also – those markers are awesome.

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