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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How To Sell Your Photos For 5 Figures Plus

Photo by Robert Buelteman

When you create something this beautiful and this unique, you can charge a premium for it. Of course, it's coming up with the unique idea that is the hard part. :)

I don't know about you, but I'd LOVE to be selling my photos for 5 figures!

Robert Buelteman is, and it's pretty easy to see why. Buelteman's work is ABSOLUTELY incredible!

Buelteman has created a unique brand for himself, unique being the key word. I've never seen anything like Buelteman's Electric Plant Photos, and I bet you haven't either.

Photo by Robert Buelteman

Buelteman hits his plant subjects with 80,000 volts of electricity and then captures them on camera. It's taken him over 10 years of 60 hour + work weeks to create his collection of 80 photos. Talk about dedication. Obviously this project wasn't done a whim!

Photo by Robert Buelteman

Buelteman himself actually notes that he didn't come up with the idea. In fact, he makes use of some some techinques that have been around for a long time. Buelteman's photos are created using the priciniples of Kirlian photography, developed by Semyon Kirlian in the late 1930's.

Regardless, Buelteman has created some of the most amazing fine art photographs I've ever seen. I've spent quite a bit of time looking through his online gallery and marvelling at the images he's created.

If you're interested in reading more about how Buelteman creates his electric plant photos, the UK's Daily Mail featured him in a great article that explains more of his methods and showcases more of his work.

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