In other news, I had a bad night -- lots of coughing, not much sleeping. But I do feel stronger today than yesterday, so hopefully this will all be over soon. In a good way. :-)
Yesterday I printed out about 40 of my favorite Sri Lanka photos and am now trying to decide how many to mat and frame. I'm torn. I have two panels at WisCon, 4' sq., which means I can hang about 24 framed 8x10 prints (which will be 11x14 when framed). I don't know whether I should just choose my favorites, or whether I should print them all again smaller, say 5x7, so I can frame all of them at 8x10 or some such, and then put the larger prints in the print show. Any opinions? What has a greater impact -- some large prints, or more smaller prints? I'm leaning towards the latter right now, but that's partly just because I'm having trouble picking.
I also have no idea how to price these -- it's a bit unfortunate for me that the WisCon art show should switch to a gallery flat price mode (rather than bidding) the same year that I take up a new art form. I think for framed work, I need to charge around $25-$30 for an 11x14 to have a reasonable chance of making back my costs (assuming that less than half will actually sell). Is that too much for a framed photograph by a rank beginner? *I* think they're lovely, but what do I know about photography?
How about for an unframed, matted, 8x10 print? I could sell those for about $5, I think. Does that seem reasonable? I'm not really trying to make a profit here -- just to give people an opportunity to own some of these prints, and ideally not lose money on it. :-) If I can also make back the cost of the camera over time, that'd be a lovely bonus.
I think it's harder being an artist than a writer! More expensive, definitely. Good thing I'm not actually trying to do this professionally...