Lobster Landing Lobster Pound Shack Restaurant

Lobster Landing in Clinton Connnecticut

Lobster Landing – Seafood lovers of New England will relish this fine art photograph of a classic lobster pound in the harbor of Clinton, Connecticut along Long Island Sound.

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The beautiful sky colors of the setting sun play off the cluttered and rustic exterior of this local fixture. This 100-year-old, weathered shack at the end of Clinton’s Commerce Street is storybook-adorable, right down to the delightfully askew letter on its red-and-white sign.

Lobster Landing in Clinton Connnecticut
Lobster Landing in Clinton Connecticut – available as a print, framed and matted, canvas, metal, wood and acrylic prints.

Get your print of this classic New England seafood joint here: https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/lobster-landing-sunset-edward-fielding.html

The lobster rolls are naturally the centerpiece of Lobster Landing’s business, using a simple recipe with attention to detail and quality. Each roll gets an exact quarter-pound of shellfish, a blend of freshly cooked and hand-picked knuckle, claw and tail meat that is weighed and wrapped into small mesh bags. The meat is nestled into a grinder roll, quickly toasted on a grill, and the sandwich is finished with a small ladle of butter melted over a double-boiler and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

Even More Lobster Art!

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Get your fill of great fine art lobster, seafood and fishing photography with the portfolio of fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding.  Fielding has traveled the coast of North America from Florida to Prince Edward Island looking for great images of the fishing industry, lobstering and of course fine eats.

More Lobster related artwork – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/lobster

Lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans.

Lobsters have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor. Three of their five pairs of legs have claws, including the first pair, which are usually much larger than the others. Highly prized as seafood, lobsters are economically important, and are often one of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas they populate.

Stock Photography Reality Check Part One

So you think you might like to dabble in stock photography?  Here is a bit of a reality check to keep your expectation in line with reality.

What is stock photography?

Stock photography is the solution to expensive custom photo shoots.  Not every commercial photo use such as a magazine advertisement,   online ad,  local ad circular, small business business card etc. has the budget for a full on custom photo shoot.

Brand name fashion ads in Vanity Fair and Vogue, yes, but not Joe the Plumber’s ad in the yellow pages.  So stock photography provides a library of already made photographs for designers to use.  They might not get exactly what they want but it will be close enough.   Also what they get won’t be exclusive but their lower budget clients will have to deal the very real possibility that other pizza joints will use the same shot of a steaming hot slice of pizza.

In the old days, stock photographs were on slides and the stock agency would do a search for their clients and show they possible images on slides.  They would also publish stock books showing the images available.  All the images were provided by professional photographers.

Then came the internet, cheap, unlimited storage and access to photographers of all walks of life.  This allowed the stock libraries to expand and to accept images from professionals and amateurs alike.  These new stock providers were dubed “microstock” because the economics of lots of images procured inexpensively allowed them to offer the images to their clients for less then stock images previously cost.

Will I make a zillion dollars selling stock?

The microstock industry has matured to the point where there are millions and millions of images available for licensing.  In the very early days, one could up load a crummy photo and it would sell over and over.

Now a days your images are in competition with millions of other images.  The reality of today’s microstock market, is that you can see a few sales here and there but you can’t expect to give up your day job for microstock.

Are there more sellers or buyers?

The reality is that there are zillions more images available to license then the buyers will ever need.   Just like most things on the Internet – eBay, the fine art photography market, people trying to sell used Ikea Lack coffee tables on Craigs list – there are far more sellers than buyers.

How many images do I need in my microstock portfolio before I start seeing sales?

When I first started selling some of my work as stock, I figured I’d upload 40 or so images and I’d be soon laying on the beach watching my bank account fill up.  Then the reality struck and I realized I’d have to become an image factory if I was going to sell anything.  It was around 400 stock images in my portfolio before I started to see steady sales.

But you can’t stop there.  You have to continually feed the beast just to keep your head above water.  Images flood into the stock agencies every day, you need to provide fresh inventory to your portfolio just to be notices.

It’s gotten to the point where the stock agencies play games like rotating the contributors in the search.  They want to keep the good contributors interested so they try to make sure everyone gets a sale once in a while to hold their interest.

What are the best selling stock images?

The best selling stock images are the ones that are the most costly to procure.  Custom photo shoots with models cost a lot of money but at the same time in the advertising world, photographs with people are the most valuable – images with people are the most sought after.

Every amateur photographer wants to shoot landscapes, flowers or birds so of course the stock agencies are saturated with these images.  If you want to stand out, shoot people or other hard to obtain subjects.

You also want to create images with copy space so designers can add text.  A good way to learn about what types of images make good stock can be found in these books:

POD Report: Who owns Fine Art America and Pixels?

Sean Broihier is the CEO and founder of FineArtAmerica.com. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in mechanical engineering, he worked at an engineering firm for 10 years. He started his first business, LocalAutomation.com, as an online marketplace for engineers in 2005. In 2007 he launched FineArtAmerica as an online marketplace for artist and photographers.

Sean Broihier also launched Pixels.com as a site with a broader range of products and gifts.

Portfolio on Pixels and Fine Art America

How to change your art with every season – rent art

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Browse thousands of pieces to find art for any occasion, and every taste. Each piece is printed on fine-art quality material, which means all the vibrant colors and rich details you love will shine.

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Select your art, and TurningArt ships it for free. Your first piece comes ready-to-hang in our signature frame. Made of recycled material, it won’t warp or dent, a difference you can see and feel.

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Request a new piece whenever you like. Once you have your next masterpiece, simply slide it into your frame, and send the old piece back to us. Round-trip shipping is always completely free.

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We handle everything, from design and curation to installation and rotation, freeing you to get involved as much or as little as you like. You will have a dedicated Art Advisor throughout.


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We rotate the artwork at the frequency of your choosing to not only keep your space looking fresh and up to date, but also make it as dynamic as the people who work there.


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We work directly with over 1,000 artists nationwide so that, wherever you are, you can feature the work of local artists in your space.


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Drawing from a proprietary catalogue of over 25,000 pieces in a variety of sizes and styles, we ensure that you get the right artwork every time. We can arrange commissions and sculpture installations as desired.


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The Challenges of Selling Art Online Vs. In Person

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I’ve been thinking about the differences between selling art online vs. selling in person via street fairs, galleries and shows.

I think of all of the art shows and gallery openings I’ve been to and think while I enjoyed the artist’s talks, the free wine and cheese and socializing, I haven’t walked out with any art except on one occasion.

Then again, I’ve purchased framed art, folk art and even a glass art piece while on vacation.  And then recently at the RISD Craft fair, an annual event in October which RISD alumni and students sell their work on the street in Providence, I found myself caught up in the excitement and purchased a print.

The RISD Craft sale was a good example of the excitement of selling person to person.  The idea of finding and discovering something you like especially perhaps from a young rising star, is contagious.  The event is only once a year and the artist are selling a limited number of items from art prints to jewelry to glassware.  So there is a scarcity element involved, plus the excitement of a crowd.

Going in to the event you are primed with the idea that you might be buying some art today and that the best stuff might sell first.  So there is a bargain hunting mentality involved.

This is a lot different that offering a portfolio of hundreds or thousands of  options online especially if those offering are open editions.  There is not pressing need for the buyer to snatch up a print.  So rather than selling in minutes, it might take years for the buyer to finally decide.

There also is endless competition online.  Not only from the zillions of other artists selling their work but the endless distractions online.

At the Craft Fair you basically had 40 or so artists selling and the only competition for your money was the food trucks.  Online the competition for your money and time is endless.

Of course offering your work for sale online is relatively easy (compared to actually selling).  You can offer your entire production.  You don’t have to edit down to a few items you guess might be attractive to the attendees of a show or fair.  This one of my pet peeves about showing my work.  I have so much to choose from and so many areas of interest.  Having to choose a handful of images for a show is so difficult.  Should I choose the most likely items that will sell or try for the most thought provoking work?  Online you don’t have to choose, you can display everything.


Advantages of selling online

  • Unlimited storage
  • 24/7 selling opportunity
  • Worldwide selling opportunity
  • Easy

Disadvantages of selling online

  • Endless competition
  • Inability to see and feel the product
  • No personal connection to the artist
  • Low excitement level
  • Selection overload
  • No direct contact with the buyer

Advantages of selling in person

  • Limited products available – scarcity
  • Excitement level
  • Face to face interaction
  • Ability to answer questions

Disadvantages of selling in person

  • Limited products shown
  • Potential damage to products
  • Personality conflicts
  • Difficulty in producing, transporting and displaying artwork
  • Time constraints
  • Limited number of potential buyers
  • Local only
  • Cost of producing items for the show (sunk costs)

 

Farm Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes

Farm fresh tomato farm stand photography

Farm Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes – Beautiful vintage look fine art photography of heirloom ripe red tomatoes at the farm stand at Muster Field Farm in North Sutton, New Hampshire. Perfect decor for the modern farmhouse or country kitchen. Beautiful light streaming through the windows of the old barn on to the fresh picked crop of juicy red sweet tomatoes on this wonderful fall day in New Hamshire.

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The wonderful Muster Field Farm is a farm that has a lot of historical value in the tiny town of Sutton, New Hampshire. The farm was founded as the Harvey Homestead in 1772 by Matthew Harvey. The original house that was built had burnt down in 1787. The current house that is on the property was built shortly after, but has expanded since it was built. The new house was used as a tavern for the locals to drink at, the first post office and first library in Sutton, and a home for the descendants of the Harveys. In total, eight generations of Harvey descendants lived on the farm and added to it.