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Can you help me?

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Did you know I am on Facebook? I’m running a challenge over on my page as I try to reach 100 likes. If you’d hop on over to my page you can read all about it. Essentially, I’m asking you to like my page and then comment on my post with your favorite travel destination. That’s it! Then you’ll be entered to win your choice of a set of notecards or a 5×7 matted print. Item can be mailed within the US. If you’re not in the US, I’d still love for you to like the page and help spread the word!

What’s my Facebook page have to offer you?

More of the photography you love!

Travel tips

Photography tips

Updates on sales and special offers

A place to communicate with others who love travel and photography!

PS: My next newsletter is set to go out Saturday Jan 21 at noon! Sign up now to receive it!

 

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Who I Use for Prints

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On Saturday at the Claude Moore Fall Festival, I had a question from a young man about who I use for printing. That’s a bit of a complicated answer, as I use a whole range of sites. One, because I wanted to test out a bunch for quality and service and two, because I chase deals which I can then pass on to my customers.

If you’re printing photos, think about size, material, and why you’re printing (for a gift, to sell, to put up in your own home, etc).

Small prints for my home or to pass to grandparents, especially those of my own kids–I just use Walmart, Target or Costco.

Other sites I use:

Fabness–Printing canvases, both for personal home use and to sell. Don’t pay full price! They are always running sales (get on their mailing list) and often have Groupons as well. They do have a range of other products for the home like bottle openers, mugs, signs, playing cards but I haven’t used those.

MPix–Printing flat and folded notecards and regular prints (have printed up to 16×24 with them). They also run deals regularly. They also do canvas, metal and more.

Photography.com–I’ve ordered two things from them–a print on metal and a print on bamboo. They have a whole range of offerings on unique materials.

Picaboo–I’ve done notecards through them. They also do photo books, canvas and a few more options. There are always deals happening.

Artifact Uprising–I’ve used them for flat notecards. This is a high quality lab that does come with higher prices and doesn’t run sales as often as some of the others. They do a range of photo gifts and I’ve heard great things about their photo books, but haven’t used them for that.

Bay Photo Lab–Another professional level lab. I’ve ordered speciality items through them–photos on metal, maple wood, and acrylic. They do a huge range of products. Pricing is high, but so is quality. You can sometimes get deals.

Bonus: Photographer’s Edge–If you are looking to sell your work, this site has a bunch of useful materials. I got my large card rack seen in the top photo here, along with the plastic envelope sleeves for my cards and matted prints and a small roller for making creases on my cards.

For mats, I buy at Michael’s and go when I have coupons and for taping the print to the mat, I use Lineco Self Adhesive Linen Hinging Tape through Amazon.

 

 

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Help me with a quick survey?

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Can you do me a favor? I have a number of craft shows coming up this fall and I am trying to gather data on interest and buying trends for photography. It is a quick 5 question survey that will help me order the right types of products. It is anonymous and you won’t be hooked in to any marketing or promotional stuff. Doesn’t matter if you are local or not! All input helps! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZBGQZXN

Newsletter!

Have you joined my monthly email newsletter?  No? Why not?? The next one comes out in a week.  To sign up click “Join Newsletter” at the top of the blog. All you need is your first name and email address. Then follow the authentication steps.

IMPORTANT! Many email providers send the newsletter to your spam box.  Check your spam box come early July or add “carriereedphotography@gmail.com” to your contact list.

Win Notecards!

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Want to win some notecards? Get a chance to win a 5 pack of flat notecards with envelopes by signing up for my monthly newsletter! Pick from either 5 flower themed thank you cards, or travel pack that includes 3 thank you cards, a celebrate card (great for birthdays, graduations, etc) and a blank card. At the top of this blog, click on Join Newsletter and follow the instructions. Make sure to check your email for the verification link to officially join!

What’s in the newsletter? Cool travel photos, news about travel locations, fun facts, and information about my business and upcoming shows.

Rules:

Notecards must be sent to a US mailing address.

Must join the newsletter by May 31 to be entered to win

Winner will be randomly picked and notified via email. Winner must respond by June 7th with mailing address and selection of flower or travel notecards or a new winner will be picked.

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Art and Craft Show May 14 in Sterling, VA

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If you are in the Northern VA area, come by the Sugarland Run Art and Craft Show on Saturday, May 14th from 11-4.  200 Greenfield Ct, Sterling, VA 20164. I’ll be selling a range of photos on canvas, metal, wood, and notecards along with traditionally framed photos and unframed, matted images.

Welcome!

Have you ever wondered the story behind a photo? Or seen a great photo and wished you knew more about the place, its history, or why it’s interesting? Through my blog, I hope to tell the stories behind the photos featured by Carrie Reed Photography. You might learn a brief history of a historical site, some cultural tidbits, a few fun facts about a different part of the world or a little how or why I took a photo. And if any photo particularly speaks to you, contact me about getting a copy for yourself!

Many of my photographs come from my two years living in New Delhi, India and the travel I did domestically and internationally in the region. From camels in the tiny desert town of Pushkar, India to the gorgeous beaches of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, you are sure to find pictures and stories you connect to. Now that I’m back in the US for two years, you’ll also be seeing posts about adventures stateside.

If you ever have questions about a photo, post a comment and I’ll provide as much information as I’m able! I’d love to hear from you.