Thoughts on Photography
Thoughts on Photography is the podcast with the most timely stories in the photography industry. Each week, Brian McGuckin interviews the experts in the thick of the most interesting issues in photography, taking apart and understanding the issue from the experts.
In this podcast, I discuss how to arrive at a price for your photographic prints regardless of whether you sell your work in unlimited or limited editions. Below is a simple formula that I discuss in the podcast for determining the price:

Art Fair Pricing (unlimited)
Step 1: Determine the cost of your materials for a single print. For example:

- 13x19 paper
- inkjet print
- bag and board
- add framing costs if applicable

$10 for materials X 33% = $13.30

Step 2: Multiply the result from Step 1 by 3. This is the price you could charge for your print (and probably sell it). For example:

$13.30 X 3 = $39.90 (round up to $40)

Exhibition/Gallery Pricing (limited)
Step 1: Determine what level you are at as a fine art photographer with regards to your reputation and experience exhibiting and/or publishing and then multiply an hourly rate by 33%. For example:

Beginner - $100/hr X 33% = $133
Emerging - $200/hr X 33% =$266
Established - $300/hr X 33% = $399

Step 2: Multiply the result from Step 1 by 3. This is the price you could charge for your print (and probably sell it). For example:
$133 X 3 = $399 or $400 (exhibition)
$266 X 3 = $798 or $800
$399 X 3 = $1197 or $1200
Direct download: TOP-0012.mp3
Category:selling -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

In this podcast, I discuss ideas that help you remain engaged in your fine art photography when time doesn't permit to actually go out and make photographs.
Direct download: TOP-0011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

In this podcast I discuss alternative photographic processes and their rise and prominence in the fine art photography realm.
Direct download: TOP-0010.mp3
Category:alternative process -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

This podcasts discusses how to get started marketing your fine art photography. Below is a list of the major centers of photography in the United States mentioned in the podcast that provide juried exhibition opportunities:

Blue Sky Gallery
1231 NW Hoyt
Portland, Oregon, 97209

PO Box 2483
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Center for Creative Photography
University of Arizona
1030 North Olive Road
Tuscon, AZ 85721

Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498

Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, MA 01890

Houston Center for Photography
1441 W. Alabama
Houston, TX 77006

The Light Factory
Spirit Square Suite 211
345 N College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Light Work
316 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244

Minnesota Center for Photography
165 13th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Photographic Center Northwest
900 Twelfth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Photographic Resource Center
832 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Direct download: TOP-0009.mp3
Category:marketing -- posted at: 8:42pm EST