Floating Lily

Floating Lily

On a previous trip visiting family in India, my brother-in-law invited me to go to a place where he liked to hike and camp. It was a jungle just a little outside the city of Bangalore. It was actually quite odd to go to such a remote place while being so close to such a…

Wasp on Blue Allium

Potter’s Blue

I was looking back over some of my earlier pictures and came across this one of a potter wasp on a blue, possibly purple, allium flower. I had just gotten my Sigma 150mm macro and was testing it out for the first time. This was when I realized that depth of field was so impactful.…

Limited Edition shot 2

Pricing Strategies – Value

We’ve seen how cost based pricing can ensure a profit from each sale but ignores the competitive landscape. And we’ve seen how competitive based pricing can ensure you are, well.., competitive by being priced on par with your competition but fails to consider costs. The last method we’ll look at departs from these previous methods…

Monkey at Taj

Monkey Business

This is the second shot of mine at the Taj Mahal that is a favorite of mine. Primarily because it’s not the typical Taj shots, although I do have those as well. For this shot, we had made our way past the reflecting pool and gardens and had taken a look at the mosques flanking…

Art Fair

Pricing Strategies – Competitive

Last time we covered Cost Based pricing which considers pricing only from your point of view. This time we’ll take a look at the Competitive pricing method which looks outward at the marketplace around you. Again, this method is as it sounds. Price point is based on the many competitors out there selling the same,…

Pricing Header

Pricing Strategies – Cost Based

There comes a point in every photographers life when you dream the dream and think of selling your work. Because, hey, you’ve got some shots that are just as good as the pros. And once you get there, you have to figure out how much to charge for your pictures. Oh great! How the heck…

Gull Spread Wings

Cleared for Landing

It’s funny, I’ve lived in NYC for several years now but never set foot on Roosevelt Island. For those that don’t know what Roosevelt Island is, it’s a thin strip of land in the East River (The river that runs along the east side of Manhattan). It’s roughly 2 miles long and less than 1000…

Right off the Train Venice

Phone Backgrounds Are Here

Hi Everyone! I’m excited to announce that we’ve just launched a new feature at Beyond Your Bag. And that is an image gallery that can be used for backgrounds for your phone’s lock screen or home screen. Feel free to take a look, download or even add some of your own to the mix (at…

Dog walker in the Fog

Walking the Dog

A little while back, in mid-January, we had several days of some incredible fog in NYC. It was so thick I couldn’t even see across the Hudson river to Jersey City let alone the buildings a block away. So it seemed like a good opportunity to go out and take some cool atmospheric shots. It…