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14 February 2009 @ 03:33 pm
kitsnaps thoughts  

I have a dream. It’s not as noble a dream as MLK Jr’s. It’s just a dream that I’ll get my kitsnaps photographs all tucked together in a tidy directory someday, where they will all live in their appropriately modified glory and will be easily accessible.

Having just gotten a Giant! New! Computer! makes this somewhat more likely. I’m in the process now of moving all the photography files to the portable hard drive (as opposed to the one they’re on, which is merely a hard drive rescued from a dead computer) so I can at least get to them easily, and I’ll start organizing the good ones into a Kitsnaps directory on the new computer later. This will make me happy. :)

Most of the reason I’m doing this right now is because lease asked if I ever sold kitsnaps photos, which forced me to really kind of think about how I might most practically go about doing that.

The answer, really, is pretty simple. They’re all digital files. The easiest way to go about selling them is to accept Paypal and simply upload the relevant images for someone to download and print themselves. I can obviously make it more complicated and get things printed out and ship them from my end, too, but I bet 90% of the time, offering a download would be satisfactory. (The only reason I can think why it wouldn’t be satisfactory would be if someone wanted The Photographer’s Signature on the photo, really.)

So from this point on, if anybody wants, you can contact me to buy any of the kitsnaps photos (except the Hawaii ones, because they’re not 300dpi and I doubt they’re particularly printable). Original image sizes are 6×10″ and they scale beautifully to 8×12″. (I have not yet determined if they scale bigger than that so I won’t make any promises for 11×14″, but I’m willing to provide a file at that size so you can try.)

$15/€12 for digital files; if you want me to print and ship stuff, email me to negotiate prices. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
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The Green Knight: Cameragreen_knight on February 14th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
There is also photobox.co.uk, where you can upload pictures and set a price and allow users to print to their heart's delight. They take a cut, but you don't have the admin hassle. Worth looking into, maybe.

(And is the pound doing so dreadful that you feel unable to give a price that will be stable for more than a couple of days?)
kitmizkit on February 14th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
*laughs* No, I just have gotten so Eurozone-centric I didn't even think of the pound! Looks like the general conversion would be around 10GBP. :)
Mary Annepers1stence on February 14th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
The one caveat to this approach of sending people the files to download and print themselves is that you then do not have control over what people do with said files, and it becomes much harder to protect your copyright. They could use that file and print out dozens of prints and sell them under their own name. Or use that file to create other art in ways that you find unacceptable.

I'm sure Ellen can give you more advice in this regard, but I know it's something that my dad wrestled with even in the pre-digital age, and it's still an item of concern (maybe even more so).
kitmizkit on February 15th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
I've known Dixon more than half my life. I'm pretty sure he's a safe bet.
kitmizkit on February 15th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Oh, this was in response to the first post. I didn't read carefully, obviously. :) Yeah, well, I'm not trying to make a living at this, so I'll survive. :)
Mary Annepers1stence on February 15th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
On the other hand, your photos are quite good, and I'd hate to see someone make money off of your work without giving you either/both credit and compensation....And obviously, I'm not talking about distrusting anyone specifically, just in general terms.