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Picks of the Week: photography!

Friday, February 26, 2010 · No Comments

This week’s theme is photography, an area I am admittedly still learning to navigate. One of the tough questions when buying photography is whether the artist intends to sell additional prints and how that affects the long-term value of the photograph. When you buy an original painting or drawing, you own the only “original,” but this is rarely the case when buying a photograph. In overly-simplified terms, the more copies of the photograph sold or made available, the less valuable your photograph is. Therefore, if you’re looking to purchase a single-copy or very limited edition, you should expect to pay much more.

Putting aside the question of retained value, the fact that photographs come in editions is also one of it’s strengths: photographs can be produced in a variety of sizes, and therefore, prices. Keep in mind that many photographers accept requests for alternate sizing.

Picks are from 20×200, etsy and print society.

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