Price your artwork
I have spent a lot of time thinking about the relationship between creating and money. It is incredibly tricky but has definitely become easier with time as I have learned to keep a healthy distance from my creations. If you see it as a part of yourself, pricing can feel like a valuation of the self. Avoid it. It makes you insecure and does not feel good at all. When you are done, take a step aside and look at the product and the work. To work professionally and be able to live of it, you must of course make profit. A price is not something that you set on a whim but something you calculate so that things go together..
Things to think about...
First of all, you need to calculate all the costs that you have incurred to purchase various materials and the costs required to produce your work. Also keep in mind any wear and tear of things you use during the process. As a photographer, I also have standing costs as a subscription for editing software required for my job, for example.
The time you spend planning and producing your work is also something that affects the price. Count all the time from idea to finished work. Creating photo-art, for example, is not just "snapping a picture" but an idea that requires planning and then perhaps takes one or more sessions to produce, followed by editing, selection, development and framing. How many hours have you put in?
Your status in the market
Of course, price is also affected by demand. If you have worked up your name or are known, it will add to the price, but as new it will be slightly lower. But remember...You decide what your art is worth and what you think it should cost. Being clear and consistent with your pricing so you are seen as a stable investment for your buyers can be good. But testing your grounds in the beginning is completely normal.
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