"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

A bit of “Macro Art In Nature” news!

A new website? A second blog, … maybe even a third blog?
Certain prints up for sale that only the consultants/designers have been selling?
Well, ….. maybe all of this and more! : )

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Brazil Agate Rock
“The Split”

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Yes, … I know, … I have not posted very much this past year or so, and have also been pretty terrible at visiting other blogs.
I have been shooting some things a year in advance, and that has kept me pretty busy.
I have quickly learned, that with the way things are in today’s marketplace, one needs to look ahead. “Way ahead!”

I am finally putting a website together. Should be finished soon.
I never really had much of a need for a website, relying on my archives to show existing or potential clients my work.
But now, I have changed up a few things, eliminating my archives over at Photoshelter, and whipping up a new site.
In stock photography, a site like Photoshelter would work out very well.
In the pure and high end art market, in my opinion, … a more personal website would be a bit more beneficial to me at this time.
Sure, … I could have had a new site together and used Photoshelter along with it, … but something told me to head in a different direction.
So, I did!

I will eventually put this blog journal together with the new website.
Hopefully, putting the two together will be a painless venture, since I am not a HTML/CSS guru!

The second blog will probably feature imagery that has been sold through consultants and designers, and being offered for the first time to everyone else.
The prices will be ridiculous! : )

Some of those images you have seen before in this journal here at “Macro Art In Nature”, … but I have never really told you which ones and what types were selling to those hotels, casinos, corporate offices, etc. Plus, … maybe a bit of chatting about what those consultants/designers, and what their clients are consistently looking for, … or so it seems to me!
And, … I must admit, … one of the reasons for some of these prints and their prices, ….. is that my two sons are literally scaring the hell out of me with their choices of college. So, … I gotta get creative in a different kind of way.
Anyone rich out there want to adopt me?
Inside track on the right lotto numbers?
Discounts on Excedrin and Jack Daniels?
I need a hug!

A third blog journal is also in the works, a journal for writers and photographers.
More on this later, ….. if it all works out.
It’s got to be perfect!

Guess that is it for now.
I have a ton of editing to do, … more fiddling around with the new site, … and to finish up the back porch tomorrow morning before the wife has my head all to herself!

And, … as always, … many thanks for stopping by gang!
Michael

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20 Comments

  1. Looking forward to your new blogs / website. Good luck on the transfer!

    Comment by Prof Kienstra | March 5, 2009

  2. I, too, am looking forward to the new blogs and website. I am especially interested in seeing what is selling and learning about consultants and designers. The printer for my images told me it would be good to contact interior decorators to market my work, but I am clueless on how to go about this. For now, I’m thrilled to have a few of my images in two local shows opening this month.

    I know what you mean about expensive colleges! Our son, against all expectations, chose an expensive private university! At least we only have one child.

    I’m sending you some HUGS! OOOOO

    Anita

    Comment by Anita Bower | March 5, 2009

  3. Wow. You have your hands full, but yet exciting as well.

    The Excederin and Jack thing? Yeah. Turns into prevacid and antacid usage. LOL! I think they ate the lining of my stomach and esophagus away.

    Good luck with your new adventures.

    Comment by Peruby | March 5, 2009

  4. Well, I’m anxious to see what the end results will be like. You know I’ll be staying in touch. Go too it man!

    Comment by Paul Grecian | March 5, 2009

  5. You have some beautiful work here! A joy to visit!

    Comment by kml | March 5, 2009

  6. If you get any information on the adoption or lotto numbers will you share?! ;-)

    I look forward to seeing the results of your new direction. I can sure sympathize with the need to step it up a notch. Your work is fantastic though – I’m sure you’ll do great!

    Comment by Roberta | March 5, 2009

  7. Another pair of eyes out here in web land looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labors. Your posts always bring a bright spot to my day. Your work is inspiring. Good luck with the work ahead.

    Comment by Pam | March 5, 2009

  8. Exciting times; good luck with your projects Michael.

    Comment by Chris/Aperture Image | March 5, 2009

  9. Good luck with the new sites and blogs. It is always an exciting time pulling things together and creating new tools to show off your work. Hopefully, all of these effort we are making will help us keep moving forward in this crazy economy!

    Comment by Daniel Sroka | March 5, 2009

  10. Hey, … thanks gang!
    And Anita, … a big thanks for the hug.
    I needed that! :)

    Take care everyone,
    Michael

    Comment by macroartinnature | March 5, 2009

  11. Looking forward to the new site Michael!

    Comment by Richard Wong | March 6, 2009

  12. Super sweet agate shot Michael. Certainly the website is long overdue. :-)

    Comment by Mark | March 6, 2009

  13. As always love seeing your work…all the best for the new things you are developing…

    Comment by Robert Burcul | March 6, 2009

  14. Hugs Michael! Scary times for sure but this much I know is true … with your unique talent and loving family, you are a rich man :)

    Comment by joey | March 7, 2009

  15. Good luck with the new site. I’m somewhat in the same boat…not sure which direction to go with marketing. I don’t sell a lot of prints, but then again I don’t really market any. I do mostly commissions and assignments. Some stock photos, but not much with framed prints. I had done some printing with a pro quality Epson printer…worst investment ever for me…I don’t do enough printing for it to be worth it. So I am thinking about what direction to take as far as that goes. Zenfolio and Mpix might be the way for me to go…now sure. If I do that, then I will just link it to my main site. Piece of cake doing it that way. I won’t need to know much HTML or CSS if I do it that way.

    Lovely image as always.

    Comment by Laurie | March 9, 2009

  16. I can relate. I am just starting out in this area, blogging and working on a website…debating if I should start another blog or two so I can cover different styles of photography…but then, when do you get a chance to take photographs?

    Comment by Adrian Thysse | March 15, 2009

  17. yay, it’s about time for a website me thinks :)

    Comment by Cindy | March 19, 2009

  18. Michael- I love this image. Super simple but elegant. As alway- wonderful.

    Comment by Dan Creighton | March 28, 2009

  19. Thanks again everyone.

    The new but somewhat temporary website is up, although I still have some tweaking to do on a few pages and some additions that are needed.

    At least it is something for the buyers to view for the time being.

    Michael

    Comment by macroartinnature | March 30, 2009

  20. Hi Michael,

    Beautiful work, I’m going to spend some more time wandering through your blog for inspiration. Keep it up!

    Comment by Kevin | April 23, 2009


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