Galleries and Fine Art
another pillar of revenue. Another channel for you to generate revenue. I think it comes easier a little later. There's a lot of variation on this, but depends are galleries and fine art, um, volume versus quality. So you know there's there's that aren't the core. And then there's fine art and Art Deco or is more like the stuff of our talk about corporate, maybe mugs, T shirts, whatever. It's the whole, the whole genre of, of things that go on in places, right? And then there's the limited edition fine art print. So I actually just did a show last year at a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Addition one. And we did a whole American wilderness in the National Park Show, and it's great. I mean, it gets a huge visibility. Um, you know, it gives you something to promote yourself, keep your name out there and be relevant. In this case, it's quality sales versus volume sales, and that's something that every photographer needs to figure out where they stand. In my opinion, I do not think...
art decor and volume sales where you're seeing $5 prints and other things go out the door. I do not think in the current market place, it degrades the value of your art. I think if you're a very famous photographer, possibly. But even then I don't think so. I think very few I sold lots of prints here. I sell cheap posters online. I had no problems. I'm making revenue from both channels. You just have to have expectations on it. You may say my philosophy is not about that. I want to be a highbrow. I want my stuff on Lee. Be fine. Are I'm an art photographer. I don't even want to stock. That's fine. Be realistic about your expectations. That's where it's gonna bay. It will be limited to that. These things are expensive to put on, expensive to make the prince expensive to get him framed expensive. Do the madding. You will probably responsible for all of it. Short of the hanging and someone else will get half. But people walked through the door. And if you have already been following the other pillars of revenue, what do you notice in the bottom of this little picture here? My book. So I have now a new opportunity. So a bunch of books and cheaper products by using someone else's retail space. I don't need my own retail space music someone else's by throwing some pictures up another good way. And another thing you think about volume versus quality is also volume in location. I sometimes think being in a coffee shop that's very popular is better than being in a high end gallery. It's gonna take a lot longer to get into a high end gallery. It's gonna cost you a lot more to produce high end work where you're going to have literally 100 people in our walk into a coffee shop. Who might say I like that? And instead of selling a print for $500 you sell it for $150 yourself five of them a week. Um, that's a judgment call. A lot of places do that. A lot of even big chains will support local artists, so I wouldn't rule that out. I think it's a good I think it's a good revenue generator, and I think it's something that should be part of your money making machine.