Gallery Maintenance

Gallery Maintenance
Photo by Ilya Pavlov / Unsplash

My photography gallery will be down while I find a new home for my work. I’ve recently closed my SmugMug account, where I had all my best photos. You can still see some of my stuff on Instagram.

[Update 1] I’ve decided to go with FineArtAmerica/Pixels. They have extensive framing options and a solid reputation in the print-on-demand space. I’ve started to upload my work there, but it’s going to take a while to catch up to my most recent photos.

[Update 2] I’ve decided NOT to go with FineArtAmerica/Pixels because of their 25MB file upload limit. This will negatively impact the quality of my prints. I’m in the process of looking for an alternative, and I will post another update here soon.

[Update 3] After weeks of researching different options, I’ve decided to use my Instagram profile as my main gallery. It’s not ideal, but the solution I’m looking for doesn’t exist. It’s hard to move away from FB/IG when they have more web traffic than any other social platform. All of the better (open-source) social networks don’t have enough web traffic for me to justify spending my time on them.

I’ve updated my gallery page with an embedded widget of my Instagram profile. I will start uploading much more of my work to Instagram. Most of my photos from SmugMug will be ported over to Instagram. I’ve also become more active in the print-on-demand space. I am using automation tools to upload my work to multiple POD marketplaces, much like I do with my microstock work.

Instead of strictly writing blog articles on microstock, future articles will include more information about the print-on-demand business. The two have a lot of similarities. They are both semi-passive ways for photographers to make extra money. If you do one, you may as well do the other because the workflow is similar.

[Update 4] Still uploading my work to POD marketplaces; this is going to take a while to catch up to my newest photos.