Today I made my first really substantial sale of a nature/wildlife print. It was a bald eagle photograph. I’ve had nature/wildlife prints in a couple of retail locations for some time, and today, at the American Art Glass Showroom in Naperville, IL, I sold the image below for $200. My largest single sale to date! The print was a 20×30 print, double matted and nicely framed in a simple oak frame at 24×36. Special thanks to the American Art Glass Showroom for their efforts in making this sale happen. To see more of Night Owl Photography’s work, visit them at 605 E. Odgen Avenue #2, Naperville, IL 60563.
Today I had the day off. A Saturday. Without requesting it. So for days I’ve been trying to decide what to do on my Saturday off. I wanted it to be something that I could ONLY do on a Saturday. At the last minute I finally thought of something. I could go photograph little league baseball! I love photographing kids sports, but never get to because of my job. So I went to Knock Park in Naperville, where I knew there would be little league games happening.
It was a cloudy day, so I boosted my ISO up to 400 to get extra shutter speed, set my camera to A mode, and went to work. I was eager to see how well my lens performed after being adjusted recently. I was very happy with my shots at f2.8 and f4. Nice and sharp, with beautiful boca. I haven’t shot my 70-200 at those low aperatures ever since I got the lens because they were always soft. After being adjusted, they’re suddenly wonderful!
I’m hoping to be contracted by a studio that I like and respect, to photograph some little league games soon. If I can work it out with my schedule. I’ll have to do some negotiating with my boss. Anybody have kids in spring sports in the Chicago region who want me to photograph them?