Become A Patron of Caryn Drexl Photography

Patreon

So! I have signed up at Patreon!

For those who don't know about Patreon it essentially allows people, namely artists, musicians and the like, to find people who would like to pledge money to help support their work, basically becoming their patrons. Everyone can set it up differently, with different levels of pledges, each having no incentives or perks, or many. Creators can ask to get pledges per creation, or per month, and patrons can even set caps on how much they're willing to spend per month, so they don't end up being broke helping others out.

At first I was super hesitant and weird feeling about, I don't know why, but after a lot of waffling I figured it wouldn't hurt. Even if only a few people sign up, it's still something. And something is something! (Aren't I deep?)

I did hit a wall of sorts when it came to incentives, so those might end up being modified at some point. It's also hard to know what i'll be able to manage, so i'm not offering a lot of monthly incentives at the moment. If anyone has any insights or suggestions on that i'd like to hear them! (Like say you might pledge 20$ a month if it included a vial of my tears. I'm not going to do that, you're weird for wanting it, i'm just saying let me know if you have any such suggestions!)

Doing it the way I am also means there are things that only patrons will see, or things that patrons will get first dibs at. I'll be doing behind the scenes posts, sneak peeks at upcoming shoots, putting images there before anywhere else, offering patron only giveaways and sales, first crack at one of a kind mixed media pieces as well as limited editions for sale, stuff like that. Sorry to those who can't take on being a patron, but i've got to give them something!

And while i've been super quiet this past year photo wise, i'm taking the summer off from school to focus solely on shoots, mixed media pieces and non-photo based side projects. So once i'm done with this semester in about 2 weeks i'm aiming to kick my productivity into over drive, meaning there will be a lot going up on patreon first.

And that's about it. Let me know if you have any questions, or again, suggestions!

Last chance!

I'm about 2 weeks from my big, finally getting the hell out of Florida, move, so that means I have some prints i'm looking to unload at a discount. First come, first serve, and only available for about a week more. If I have to move with these they'll be for sale again at some point afterwards, but at full price!

 

Matted

I was offering these framed, as the smaller images illustrate, but i've since taken them out of their frames and they are now just offered matted. The smaller size you see for each image is the size of the print, the larger size is what it's matted to, or what size frame you'd need. 8x12 prints of mine are usually 52$ including shipping, but i'll accept 30$/ free shipping in US only (outside of US must pay exact shipping cost.) 10x15 prints of mine typically run 65$ including shipping, but i'll take 45$, again with free shipping in the US, everyone else must pay for shipping. I don't want to un-mat them as it might mess up the print.

Canvas

Pardon the somewhat bad phone pic of this. It's a ready to hang 16x20, 1.5 inch thick canvas print with white sides. It had a slight nick on the top edge that I was able to fill in with a marker, and now it's only noticeable if you look for it closely, and usually even then at an angle. I normally charge a few hundred for this size, but i'll let go of this for 75$ plus shipping.

 

Der

Thanks to Spanish customs I have two 16x24 giclee prints on somerset velvet paper. This is a thicker, super matte finish, watercolor type paper with a texture. Again these are usually a few hundred dollars in my shop, but i'd let go of them for 100$ each plus shipping. (I might go lower if someone wants both of them.)

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Neither comes matted or framed, just the print only.

All the props and clothing in THIS folder on facebook are also still available.

Leave a comment or email me if you're interested in anything. And again, first come first serve, and these prices will only last for a week at most.

The Beginners Guide to Selling Prints on Etsy

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My blog posts are all grown up!

After lots of encouragement, emails, comments and finding that I kept having more and more to share, I sat down and created this. (When I should have been doing school work, preparing to move, and sleeping.) With The Beginners Guide to Selling Prints on Etsy i've taken the content from my posts, expanded on them by quite a lot, took better, and more appropriate, pictures, and made the content much more coherent and stream lined. And, yes, slapped a price tag on it, but the blog posts are still intact, and free, and a girls gotta eat!

While it'll be available here on the site soon, for now you can find it HERE on, of course, Etsy.

Now, off to that sleep stuff.

2014 Year In Review (Finally)

2014 was brutal, in multiple ways. Cancer and heart failure and sick animals and then my beloved dog Rowan, puppy love of my life, died. *I* was healthy, but when everyone around you is ill it doesn't feel like that matters.

Photo stuff wasn't easy either. Nothing was basically. But! I learned a lot, and pushed myself in new ways, and I can't even say i'm disappointed. (Like, I learned that shooting a kid that I wasn't related too isn't that bad! I might even do it again!)

Now it's 2015, because I kept putting this off, but so far it seems like things are improving. *knocks on all the wood* People are getting healthier, and i'm packing up my shit and getting the hell out of this swamp state. The mountains have been calling and i'm finally answering. WooHoo!

People seem to love the blog series I did on selling prints on Etsy, which is nice. Glad I didn't go on forever for no reason. (You can find the 1st part HERE>)

Anyways, the images:

2014-01

2014-02

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A Sampling

A Sampling.

Mixed-media piece consisting of two prints (one of my photos and a public domain skull image) on watercolor paper, the top one ripped to reveal the one underneath.

Sampling