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.
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?
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!