I mentioned in a previous blog post that I have exciting news. Well it’s exciting to me and no-one else but I thought I’d share anyway 😉
As regular readers of my blog know I have a passion for photography. I started taking photos when I adopted my Mini Schnauzer Bertie in 2011. Hadn’t the foggiest clue what I was doing (still don’t!) but I love it.
In September I decided to join my local Camera Club to see if I could improve my skills. The Club holds regular in-house competitions which are judged by an outsider from another Camera Club. Your pictures are critiqued in front of everyone, which is mortifying, but the point is that you learn not only from your own mistakes but from everyone else’s. It’s also nice to get inspiration from other people’s pictures, particularly the Advanced class who’ve been taking photos for donkeys years.
I entered my first competition this week with a photo of some Honesty seeds and the judging was last night. The result………fanfare please………is that I was awarded 2nd place! Can’t believe it for my very first photo entry and I’m thrilled to bits 🙂
My second piece of exciting news is that many of my photos are now available for sale! Some of my friends asked if they could buy my pictures as cards, prints or posters so I’ve placed them online. I only make measly pennies on each one, but I’m not in it for the money – I just love taking photos of wildlife, my gorgeous dog and the stunning area around where I live, and it’s a bit pointless taking pictures unless you share them.
My UK shop is at http://www.photoboxgallery.com/jaks where you can buy prints, posters, mousemats, jigsaws, fridge magnets, stickers, coasters and cushions but sadly not greetings cards (Photobox stupidly don’t offer them for sale). If anyone sees a photo they like but would love, for example, a canvas or foam board print, please email me through the site and I can provide a price.
My international shop, available in most countries including the UK, is at http://www.redbubble.com/people/jaks/shop where you can buy cards, prints, posters, mugs, t-shirts, cushions, duvets, mobile phone skins, tablet skins and laptop skins (note: not all photos available in all products). Just click on the picture you like from the gallery, and available products will be shown if you scroll down the page.
If buying greetings cards from Redbubble from the UK there is unfortunately up to a 2 week delivery time as they are printed in the States, though the time should be quicker for posters as they are printed in the UK if ordered in the UK (printed in the States if ordered from the States). Unfortunately I can’t provide postage and packaging costs as it depends on your country of origin, so this is calculated at checkout.
I’m just an amateur, so don’t expect the Mona Lisa, but I hope you enjoy looking through the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them 🙂 .