Book, Art and Photo Signings

Flowering Blues

Flowering Blues

I love getting authors to autograph their books, and I am not alone which is why KI always has a stash of her books at the house.

I can’t imagine not having an artist sign one of our paintings, or a sculptor carve their initials in the bottom of their creations. To get jewelry signed increases the value, according to KI, an expert in southwest jewelry.

But imagine my surprise when good friend and artist extraordinaire Barb Kiwak said that my photos needed to be signed. In fact, Barb said, she wanted one signed that was a limited edition, numbered and retired after so many printings. Well, Barb is not only a great friend, but a professional whose knowledge I respect.

Flowering Golds

Flowering Golds

So I went about researching how to sign my photos. It was rather easy finding a pen that I could use on photos or mats. These I could use for local sales and prints that I sell personally. But  how could I sign prints that were bought directly from the online galleries I sell through?

One way was to create a watermark on the photo that resembles a signature. Throughout this post, I have included photos with watermarks. What do you think?

Flowering Pinks

Flowering Pinks

Does this count as a signed photo?  Would you buy a photo with this type of signature?

I would love to know what you think regarding signed photos.

If you would be so kind as to leave a comment on this subject, your name will be entered into a random drawing to win a free photo, signed and matted.

And as always, thank you for supporting my work!



Red, White and Blue

Red, White and Blue




About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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4 Responses to Book, Art and Photo Signings

  1. Beth says:

    I think signed photographs make a lot of sense. Artists sign their work in many different fields and photography is definitely an artistic endeavor. Personally, I have several of your photographs hanging in my house and when people admire them, I always tell them who the photographer is.


    • Beth, I may have to visit you so I can sign those photos:-). I appreciate your support through your purchases and your comments. It means a lot. People can purchase limited prints through me now, but Fine Art is the best way if you want it matted and framed.

      I even have a pen that signs on the photos without harming them!


  2. Cheri Amrani says:

    I’ve always wondered why you don’t have a signature…I think these are great! but when I click on the photo, I don’t see the signature in your gallery – have you just not started watermarking them yet?


    • I wanted to get feedback before I began this task. It is a complicated procedure and affects sizing so I am still is the research stage with all of you helping in my decision. I appreciate the your wonderful comments as they help in my decision.


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