Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time, time, time....

....thats all I have is time on my hands! I have spent 35.75 years of my life working hard and now that life is slowing down, it feels good! I need the rest, physically and mentally! And now that time, I am feeling so much better! :) And I can spend more time with what I love to do, photography. Now, due to location, I cannot spend all day at La Jolla! Man, that would be too good! But when I have running around to do, I make sure to have some beach time when out!

But I would like to share what I have been doing, because thats what I love to do the most. Shooting long exposures! And I am not sure I really have any lessons on this one like usual! I would be posting more if I had more ideas, but I don't. So, for now, I will just "promote" myself. Which is the reason why I started a blog. So, lets talk about my up coming project.

I am working on a calendar. I did this last year, I sold 10 calendars at $25 a piece, and the biggest surprise of all, is that was my cost, including shipping cost. This year, knowing that I actually want to go pro, I actually want to sell more and hopefully make a bit of a profit! The profit would go towards more gear of course, lol! Not looking for much, just enough to show I can do this, now that I have more time on my hands, I need to get moving on this! PRO BABY! Hahaha!

Of course, at this point, input is helpful! Any image you have seen that might look good for my task, feel free to say something. I have 40+ images that I am thinking about using, I need to weed that down to 13. (I need one for the cover too!) And, I also need a supplier to make the calendar. I do not want Mpic, even though I use them for printing, I am not happy with there prices and other details. I did find a supplier a while ago, but forgot what site it was! So, any suggestions there, please let me know! :) Until then, please enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I love your enthusiasm, Gail, almost as much as I love your pictures. I followed you to your blog from a card you gave my wife at Starbucks, but I'm a already longtime fan on Flickr (

    Good luck with the calendar! With the right marketing, you might sell a bunch of these. It isn't easy, I know all too well from working in fine art prints earlier in my career. But your images have a broad appeal, and even more so in the San Diego area, where people are justifiably proud of the remarkable views to be had... that is, at least, for those who take the time to observe and capture them (that would be you).

    Keep up the great work.. I'll be watching from day to day. It's pretty hard to get a comment out of me on Flickr, so when you see one you can be pretty sure you did something great, at least as I see it.