Archives for posts with tag: Greeting cards

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One of the greeting cards now for sale on my Zenfolio website (david.bigwood.zenfolio.com). Sold in packs of 6 with the customer choosing how the number is made up. You can choose 6 of one card or 1 each of 6 cards or any other combination. The price includes GST and postage within Australia. The cards are blank inside.

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How about this for a Christmassy type shot? It is available on cards, prints of various types and sizes, posters, tote bags and throw cushions. Go to Red Bubble at http://www.redbubble.com/people/dbigwood/portfolio to get details and to order and to see all my other images available.

Bridge over River Conwy, Llanrwst, North Wales

Here’s an ideal Christmas gift for your Welsh friends. It shows the bridge at Llanrwst over the River Conwy. It was built in 1636 and is still going strong. The photo is available at Red Bubble (http://www.redbubble.com/people/dbigwood/portfolio) for sale as a variety of photographic prints and sizes, as greeting cards, posters, phone and I-pad cases, throw cushions and totebags. Have a look and see the other images I have available for sale at Red Bubble.

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This is one of the images that I have on Red Bubble (http://www.redbubble.com/people/dbigwood/portfolio) which are available for sale as a variety of photographic prints and sizes, as greeting cards, posters, phone and I-pad cases, throw cushions and totebags. More images are about to go up so how about going to the link in brackets above and have a browse. Ideal gifts.

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Eastern Grey kangaroos in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia one of my images available from Red Bubble as a print (framed or unframed), greeting cards, postcards, posters, canvas prints or metal prints. To see the range available, go to http://www.redbubble.com/people/dbigwood/portfolio

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With Christmas getting close, this might be a good time to buy your copy of my e-book that shows you how I go about producing greeting cards and a number of other souvenirs on which you can use your pictures which make very personal gifts.

How to Make Souvenirs Using Your Pictures is just $3-99 and shows how to make bookmarks, greeting cards, calendars, notecards, postcards, posters using your photos. Illustrated to show how products are set out for printing at home as well as advice on using a commercial printer. Written by a self publisher of souvenirs to be sold through retailers.

How to Make Souvenirs Using Your Pictures is available in PDF format Here

How to Make Souvenirs Using Your Pictures is available in formats for tablet readers at Smashwords Here

How to Make Souvenirs Using Your Pictures is available in formats for Kindle readers at Amazon Here

Even in the digital age with no film and processing costs, photography is not cheap. When you take into account the camera, lenses, computers, software, printers, paper, inks and all the upgrades that seem to occur regularly to tempt you to spend more money to get the latest super outfit which will be superseded within months, it appears that it gulps money.

So, how can you recoup some of this outlay? What can you do with all those great pictures that fill your files? They must be worth something.

Well, as somebody who over the years has had a go at many projects designed to earn money with my photography let me suggest a way that can produce cash from your camera. Why not use your pictures to produce what I classify generally as souvenir products for your local area? I include in this category such things as postcards, greeting cards, calendars, notecards, bookmarks, and posters.

In this book, I shall take each category and explain how I go about making them, the software I use with suggested alternatives, and the materials.

But, first, let me make it quite clear that if you really intend to make some cash from these products, you will have to recognise that you need to treat them as a business project.

You will need to produce professional looking material, you will need to have some method of bringing your product to the attention of possible buyers whether consumers or retailers, you will need to set competitive prices, you will need to keep books of account; in short you will be running a business.

But, perhaps you will prefer to produce items with your photos that you can send or give to your family and friends. At least in this way you are showing your pictures rather than letting them disappear once you have looked at them and moved on to the next image.

Whichever method suits you, why not have a go and give your images some sort of life.

This is the introduction to my recently published e-book How to Make Souvenirs using Your Pictures which is available through Smashwords at http://tinyurl.com/ofbqeeg and Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/pb2aw7y and as a PDF file at http://www.bigwoodpublishing.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=288

At $3-99 it’s not expensive but you may find the information worth much more. I hope so anyway. After all what better time to start your own souvenirs with Christmas not so far away!

©David Bigwood

Gum tree, Snowy Mountains, NSW, AustraliaOne of my images recently uploaded to Red Bubble and now for sale as a greeting card, photographic print, matted print, framed print, canvas print and poster. (http://www.redbubble.com/people/dbigwood/portfolio)

It is a simulated split tone print. If you want to learn how I did this, you will find the details along with how to convert colour images to black and white using Photoshop, how to use Photoshop’s duotone, processing a black and white image, simulate processes such as split toning, sepia toning, lith printing, and selenium toning in my e-book Black and White Photography in the Digital Age. (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/bigpub or at Amazon for Kindle

http://tinyurl.com/pb2aw7y)