I’m glad to announce a new addition to Carolina Footprint’s online retail partners, Rock Creek. Rock/Creek Offers Quality Outdoor Clothing & Gear for Hiking, Climbing, Kayaking & more: www.rockcreek.com.
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The last several weeks I’ve been busy working on setting up some partnerships with various online retailers in order to share deals on the gear I use to explore North Carolina’s wild places and to make nature photos. The first one to be in place is Ritz Camera, a well known camera equipment company with both online and brick & mortar locations. Since they have some nice “Black Friday” specials running now through Novemeber 28, I thought I’d share a link. Ritz Camera Black Friday deals. The next partnership to be formed is with Outdoor Photo Gear. This company specializes in gear for nature, wildlife and landscape photographers. They’re well respected in the industry and carry only the highest quality gear. Here’s a link to Outdoor Photo Gear. In the interst of honesty I should mention that if you follow the links and make purchases I will receive a small commission on the sale. In the future I hope to add some more partners and set-up a partners page with links and information to each.
The first image in the post below was choosen as the winner in the “One Daily Shot Photo Contest” this morning. Check it out!
Don’t miss the boat, it’s almost time to send out the fall edition of my Carolina Footprints Newsletter. Look for photo tips, insider information on local photo ops and other useful information. I’ll also be using the newsletter for providing updates on workshops, special offers and other things of interest. Whether you’re an aspiring nature photographer, a nature lover or photo-art collector you won’t want to miss the newsletter. Sign-up here today! You won’t want to miss it.
Fred Hurteau recently paid a visit to the Crystal Coast with the goal of photographing our wild mustangs in mind. I had the pleasure of spending Saturday evening showing Fred a section of the Neusiok trail and Sunday morning visiting the mustangs of Shackleford Banks. Fred posted a nice write-up about the experience on his blog, “The Casual Kayaker.” Check-out the article here.
I recently set and posted spring dates for the 2012 “Horses of Shackleford Banks” and “Introduction to Kayak Photography” workshops. Participation for each date will be limited to four photographers. This insures adequate attention to each participant and reduces impact on the wildlife and environments visited during these programs. Checkout the details on the workshop page.
My webhost had some technical problems that effected many of the websites hosted by them… Carolinafootprints amoung them. Everything’s back up but I’ve lost something like the 12 most recent posts…TWELVE! That’s a bit disheartening. I’ll dig a little and see if they can be recovered somehow but I’m afraid they’re gone. I don’t think I’ll try to replicate them, though I may publish all of the lost images from them below when I verify those posts can’t be recovered.
Gotta love technology some days.
Here are the images from the 12 missing posts. The webhost’s technical services was unable to recover the posts from the crashed database. I’m not going to try to rehash the text portions of the posts, though there are excerpts on my facebook page, http://facebook.com/Carolinafootprints. I will mention that one of the posts was text only and was reporting that I’d again had an article and photos published in “Camera in the Wild.”
I get a lot of questions from photographers that would like to start making a little money with their art. A popular topic is how to go about selling prints online. While very few professional nature photographers will claim to make a significant portion of their income from online sales, there is a little money to be made. When I decided I wanted to sell prints online the first thing I did was to look for a shopping cart to add to this website. During that search I came across Fine Art America. Their premium account include a shopping cart you can add to your website, or if you don’t already have a website they even provide that! It also includes a number of marketing tools. It’s a really good deal for an extremely fair price. If you’re interested check out the link below:
Since offering prints on Fine Art America my most popular image has been “Banker Horses on Tidal Flats.” As such I thought it might be nice to take advantage of the special pricing for promotions that Fine Art America makes available to artists. So for one week only you can purchase an 16 x 20 museum wrapped canvas for a very special price. Check it out at Fine Art America special promotion.