Marketing Advice and Information for Artists

Advice, Websites, and Information Helping Photographic Artists:

Wide range of good information at:

Mary Virginia Swanson's photography marketing blog at:

Photographer's Rights:

Sadly, even artists have to know their rights. These days a lot more converstations start " can't shoot that" or "...what are you doing". I get this I especially get it when I stand in one spot for hours by my tripod.

If you want to avoid getting hassled when you are confronted about your photography. Take a look at these pages, the sites listed below have pdf's you can print out and carry them with you:

US Photographers rights:

UK Photographers rights:

Australian Photographers rights:

Portfolio Reviews:

Portfolio Reviews are a great way for photographersto get exposure to your work. It's best to have a tightly-edited conceptually-solid portfolio. It's a great chance to meet and start building relationships with curators and others who can further your fine-art photography career.


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Photolucida's Critical Mass (yearly online submission review)

Juried Show Information:

There are many lists of Photographic competitions. Here is a short list of lists:

Business Cards:

  • Card Size: 2"x3.5" (Photoshop approx 2452px by 4291px)
  • Best sizes for Fonts: 11 point to 7 point
  • Coated 100lb stock for cards with full color photographs
  • Heavier card stock possible if limit to 1 or 2 color

Post Cards:

  • 4/4: full color both sides
  • 4/1: Full color one side B&W other
  • 4"x9" Postcard (same as rack brochures), 2 to 3 images on one side, room for background on reverse, fits #10 envelope
  • 3"x5" Postcard, 1 image on one side
  • Always send with cover letter