OT, need to sell photo's would like 3rd party (OFOTO or similiar) to handle all work (on line gallery)

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by gerry_szarek, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. OK, I have a new job, and yes I actually can use my limited photo
    skills at it, of course it will be underwater but I digress.

    The problem, one of my bosses does underwater luminensce (sp)
    photography (he is very good at it). He would like to sell the
    photo's ideally thru a link on his web site.

    Here is our idea, we link to OFOTO (or similar vendor), the person
    browses the "gallery" then buy's prints either naked, mounted, or
    framed, ditto can buy a calendar etc. The key is WE get to set the
    price, OFOTO (or similar vendor) get's their cut plus a little extra.

    Does anybody know of such a site/service/online custom shop that is
    willing to do this for a reasonable buck/pound/EU whatever. Ideally
    they would be able to serve non US customers too!

  2. Good luck. There are hundreds of thousands of photographers trying to sell
    millions of photos online. Your best bet is to hook up with a stock house and
    sell some work throught them.
  3. Paul, these photo's are outstanding for one, Charlie get's orders for them, we just need someway of automating this so we actually can make some money at it.

  4. I've seen a couple recently, though I've only ordered an item from one of them, and it wasn't photographic so I can't say how the quality is. Neither specializes in photography, but they feature prints among the products, with choices of sizes and framing.
    The split is potentially better on CafePress http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/sell/ (I got a book through them, and their customer support is good - I know, there was a problem and they dealt with it) but the choices in prints seem better on Zazzle http://www.zazzle.com/contributors/gallery/about.asp.
    I'm sure there are others - I just found these through webpages I regularly read.
  5. Gerry,

    You could try PhotoReflect.com, where you could upload your photos and accept orders. You could then complete the orders yourself using something like www.smugmug.com, which just completed a major evaluation of the online printing vendors. Or get them done locally.

  6. Gallery (example) has some support for this. It probably wouldn't be too hard to adapt it to what you are trying to do and might be a fun side business. So far the project has support for a few different vendors' services, so maybe you could negotiate rates too.
  7. I know Pictopia.com offers this service to professional photographers, museums and the like, on a custom basis. It isn't advertised on their front page, but among others they do it for the California Coastline project (here is the Golden Gate Bridge, for example). The very high quality prints are made on Lightjets, and are quite competitively priced for that class of service.
  8. Gerry,

    There are a number of online photofinishers offering pro galleries, but Ofoto isn't one
    of them. Here is a link to the printroom.com offering.

  9. Thanks Rolfe, it was just what we were after. We have submitted some digital scans and are getting some test prints.

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