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I'm back doin' the Google thing

A while back I wrote how I gave up doing Google Business View work. It was 90% sales, and 100% no fun. But as The Dude said, new shit has come to light.

Basically, now when a local business owner wants to get her Google on, she can still call me up, I do the shoot, but then I hand-off all not fun stuff to my colleagues in Vancouver. Now it should be 90% photos, 10% sales, and way more fun.

And that's that.

Come to my show?


opening night

What

A chance to eat, drink, and converse with some great people and see some Regina-produced visual art. Michael Bell, the show's creator, would love to meet you.

When

Wednesday March 11, 7-9PM

Where

Hague Gallery (top floor of Creative City Centre) located at 1843 Hamilton St. in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Cost

Free door, snacks. Cash bar.

exhibit

What

Light Passing Through Glass consists of nine 12" x 18" printed photographs. Each photo is a single exposure, made with a flashlight, a magnifying glass, and a marble. Artist statement here.

When

March 4 - April 15, 2015, Monday-Friday, Noon-5PM

Where

Hague Gallery (top floor of Creative City Centre) located at 1843 Hamilton St. in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Cost

Free.


 

Art Business

I've got a little art show coming soon to the Hague Gallery, top floor of Creative City Centre in downtown Regina. Details TBA soon. Art is unfamiliar territory for me, which is a polite way of saying that I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Fortunately, a friend mentioned artbusiness.comThe articles are clear, thorough, and practical.

How do I price my work? What's a giclée and should I print limited editionsShould I sign my work and if so, how?

I highly recommend the site.

So it begins

To anyone who's ever tried to sell a thing to someone else who didn't know that thing existed until that very moment: I salute you.

A couple of months ago I found out about Google Business Photos. And I thought: that sounds like a good way to focus my photographic energies for a year or two. So I applied, got accepted, did the training, bought a couple thousand dollars worth of gear, and now I'm a Google Trusted Photographer. (Well, I have to do three jobs, and then I'm technically official.)

So that was fun, and it's a nice title. But now comes the real work: selling. Which is hard. Am I right my fellow introverts? Daily, short conversations with strangers, and you want them to buy something from you. Tiring just imagining it, hmm?

But what the hell: it's a cool product. I think that businesses who "get" the internet will want it. I think it'll get easier once word gets out. And then when someone decides to buy it, I'll actually get to take some pictures, which is what it's all about. Snap snap!