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Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:22 pm
by Tamerlin
zelph wrote:Sounds like you're working with the right guy(advertising) :D


Definitely!

Stick with "landcapes" and be a "Master" You can become the next Ansel Adams ;)

http://www.google.com/images?q=ansel+ad ... 59&bih=793


That's the plan... specialize primarily in landscapes, though I do also love macrophotography. Which doesn't work quite so well with large format as with digital, but when you pull off a macro with LF, the results are amazing.

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:37 pm
by Tamerlin
ConnieD wrote:...especially, not enough water days before the climb, and, during the climb.

We used Wyler's lemonade and lemon drops to increase our sensation of thirst, so we would drink more water.


The problem I ran into was that I didn't have an extra bottle, and since the porters had to boil our water for 15 minutes, I ended up having to wait until morning to get my bottles back when I gave them to the porters at dinner. That meant that I was starting each day with a deficit... :-/

I sold my couch art by setting up a large format in or near a pricey neighborhood on a particularly photogenic partly cloudy day after rain on the weekend. I never seemed to have enough cards. I gave away every business card I had printed. Other artists, with more cash on hand than me, gave postcards with a sample of their work left over from "openings".


I need more cards. :)
I also have to make up some greeting cards -- the owner at the frame shop is interested in putting up greeting cards with my images on his shelves.

Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA may tell you of similiar organizations in your region. Remember: two shows per year, even if "only" participating in a group show. They will very likely ask what shows have you had. Two shows, you are an artist. Get in shows. Shows at hospitals. Doctors have money. Shows in coffee shops in likely neighborhoods. People have money. City sponsored shows. Win a prize: get your work in the newspaper. I won a prize in an Art Show in San Francisco, CA in the Travel category.

Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, now called the Bellevue Arts Museum artsfair or Bellevue Festival of the Arts.


I will look into these.

I am getting shows, too -- I had my work on display at a coffee shop in Fremont from Thanksgiving through the end of January, at the framers' in February, and now at a coffee shop in Greenwood for March. I'm also going to see if there's an opening where I can show some images from my Africa trip at the Greenwood shop later in the year.

Large corporations and big local business and banks like landscape art photography on the walls in their lobby. Inquire right before "tax time". I think they find a way to write it off.
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I have to start showing my work to local businesses -- I'm going to start probably with hospitals, and one of the new guys in our dojo is a chiropractor, and is willing to let me put some of my work up in his office also.

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:47 pm
by zelph
The problem I ran into was that I didn't have an extra bottle, and since the porters had to boil our water for 15 minutes

What is their reason for the 15 min boil, what's in their water at such high altitudes? Is there snow melt somewhere available half way up there?

What kind of stoves do they use? fuel?

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:57 pm
by Tamerlin
zelph wrote:What is their reason for the 15 min boil, what's in their water at such high altitudes? Is there snow melt somewhere available half way up there?


Most Kilimanjaro climbers are either porters and guides (i.e. local) or not from Africa. The non-Africans don't have any immunities to the African flora, so the porters are being careful for their sakes. Plus, as the elevation increases, the boiling point of water decreases, meaning that they have to boil the water for longer to be sure that it won't make the climbers sick.

What kind of stoves do they use? fuel?


I only know that I saw a couple of porters carrying large collections of cannisters. I didn't get to see their stoves -- they couldn't use fire, because fires aren't allowed in Kilimanjaro National Park.

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:29 pm
by zelph
Thanks for that info on water and fire.

How did you get connected with a group to be their photograper on this Kilimenjaro climb?

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:29 pm
by Tamerlin
zelph wrote:Thanks for that info on water and fire.

How did you get connected with a group to be their photograper on this Kilimenjaro climb?


They found me through Meetup.com.

And I have a lot of writing to do, as well as a lot of image-editing... I'm planning to put together a small book describing our adventure :)

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:52 pm
by zelph
And I have a lot of writing to do, as well as a lot of image-editing... I'm planning to put together a small book describing our adventure :)


that's cool. did they foot the entire bill of the trip?

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:24 am
by Tamerlin
zelph wrote:that's cool. did they foot the entire bill of the trip?


Unfortunately, no... they didn't cover much of my costs (they don't have enough money to do that).

I'm hoping to get some marketing out of it, and some sales... sigh.

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:10 pm
by zelph
You can't be hurting if you can take off and climb mountains and do the Serengeti "Born Free" trip.

You'll do good on your upcoming sales projects, I have a gut feeling :D

Re: Sunrise Over Mawenzi

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:54 am
by Tamerlin
zelph wrote:You can't be hurting if you can take off and climb mountains and do the Serengeti "Born Free" trip.


Since I paid for the trip myself and my contract ended in November, I am hurting now. :-/

You'll do good on your upcoming sales projects, I have a gut feeling :D


I think it's just a matter of time... but I am stepping up on the marketing, so hopefully that time is coming soon!

I appreciate the moral support... it does help :)