Journal

Doing my own thing

Would like so much to thank everyone for visiting and looking at my portfolio over the past months,as the counter has now gone over 40,000 views.
I feel very honoured that people have taken such an interest in my images.
My photography is pretty “straight” with very little photoshop adjusments as I aim to get it right in camera,however I think photoshop is great tool and would readily use it to whatever degree is required if I felt the need.
I admire so much work here on redbubble where images have been manipulated to create wonderful art,in the meanwhile I’m happy doing my own thing and thinking of the day when I might get really good at using photoshop.
Once again many thanks for all those supportive comments made on my work.
Cheers
Joe

Kids Charity Calendar

A few months ago a fellow redbubble member brought to our attention that images were being sought for the Kids Cancer Support Foundation Australia for a charity calendar,produced by Claire Hanna.
Seems she got overwelming support from redbubble members,offering to supply images for free.
I got an email from Claire last night advising one of my images was selected, and I’m particularly happy with this as I’m currently up to my 8 month battle with cancer.
On the PDF supplied the following redbubble members also had images selected for the calendar….
James Pierce
Mark German
Alistar McBride
David Smith
Hope they sell heaps

The Oodnadatta Track, Outback South Australia

If you enter “oodnadatta track” in the search function it will bring up some of the images I have on the area.…

The Oodnadatta Track starts in the outback town of Marree, the Birdsville track starts there also, but heads in a different direction, but that’s another story.

Marree was a major centre in the early days with camel strings meeting the train(The Old Ghan) at Marree with these camels handling all the movement of goods to the surrounding outback stations.

The Oodnadatta Track is dirt track around 750km in length. These days after grading, it’s so smooth you could almost zip along it in a regular sedan. However this could have it’s problems and is not recommended.
If it rains these outback tracks turn to a muddy mush, with long sections of track under water and without a high clearan

The Central Simpson Desert, Australia

My portfolio has a number of rare images of the inner Simpson Desert, which according to notes I have read is 178,000 sq km’s.
A search on “Simpson Desert” will bring up most of my desert images. These images show areas of the Simpson only seen by a small number of adventurous travelers.…

We have had great times combining photography and 4 wheel driving.. These trips have been described in 4×4 publications as “Hardcore Touring”

Our small group along with our specially prepared 4 wheel drives have made two crossings over 2 years of the wilderness areas of the Simpson Desert.

There is an established route that is easily followed that can be found at the south end of the desert. This east west route was blazed by early oil exploration companies. Known as the French Line after French Petroleum

I need it to take photographs!...well that’s my excuse anyway:-)

Why I NEED a 4wd…

About 6 years ago I became a “born again” photographer thanks to going digital and took up an interest in landscapes.
At that stage I had a ute and was finding myself getting into terrain that was too difficult for the vehicle as I searched out places to photograph as a result of following a sense of adventure and discovery.

So we bought an old Jakaroo 4wd to see how that worked out, and it was a great aid to my photography as we set it up with a platform on top take pictures from.

Well after 9 months as it had worked out fine we updated to a Toyota Prado 120,modified it, and now we were ready to really head into the wilderness equipped to camp under the stars and take photographs.

This vehicle has taken us to the most remote wilderness parts of Oz where we have seen and

Geelong and Great Ocean Road calendar

My friendly publisher who has used three or four of my images in his yearly art calendars for a number of years has just emailed me to say that this coming year, his Geelong and Great Ocean Road calendar will be exclusively filled with just my images, featuring my name on the front…if I am agreeable!.

Well it was not a hard decision, particularly as he has a great record of paying on time:-).

Must admit I’m really happy that he is so supportive of my photography.

Four cards sold

Thanks to whoever bought….
Dusk on Bass Strait
Dusk Pt Lonsdale Lighthouse
Dreamy
Lake Fyans Grampians

I’m pleased you like lighthouses too and it’s always a buzz to make a sale:-)

Five FREE bonus greeting cards

Five FREE bonus greeting cards

If you purchase 10 assorted greeting cards from my portfolio, I will arrange for you to receive an addition Five Bonus cards FREE of charge.

Simply order your 10 greeting cards from redbubble in the normal way, then email me direct with a copy of the order so that I know you are the genuine buyer.

Please provide…

  1. Copy of the original order
  2. Your address to post your five FREE bonus cards to
  3. List the 5 images you have selected to receive for free

I will then raise the order from redbubble and have them supply it directly to you.

My email address is jomar@ jc.com.au

Cheers
Joe Mortelliti

PS Happy to get feed back on this little promotional idea.

Cards great value

Have just received our order of 26 cards and they are tops.
My wife on seeing them became very enthusiastic about the quality and value.
She made the suggestion that at $2.50 a card wholesale, we could bundle a number and give them as presents instead of tradtional gifts for family and friends.
With quality cards in the shps selling for $5 each this represents an attractive useful gift to the receiver and the artist is promoting thier work.
The only suggesetion for improvement is that each card and envelope would present better if it was in it’s own clear individaul envelope.

Also did not realize that the title and artist was printed nicely on the back of each card

Great result congratulations redbubble.

Live Display

We have put together a large wall display of Redbubble produced images…these are mounted large images on Gator board and are now on display at LifeStyle Furniture Nunawading.

Fifteen of these 650 x480 size images are featured, covering images of our remote wilderness Simpson Desert travel over 2 years as well as outback Australia.

So here is your chance to be up close and personal with the product …visit LifeStyle Furniture

9 Moncrief Rd Nunawading,Melbourne behind Freedom Furniture

Joe Mortelliti
PS you can see a large range of landscapes in my portfolio at…
www.redbubble.com/people/mortelliti/portfolio

Portfolio front page

It would be ideal if a members portfolio opened to a front page that showcased the artists top pictures,as selected by them

With the present system of opening at latest uploads while fine…is not as powerfull.

Would this be something that might be able to be achieved over time?

cheers
Joe

Promoting your work

Have people been using this feature?.
I feel it has great sales potential for me personaly and all members of Redbubble…

I’m listing all the people that I provide me with services,advise,products,etc.
People who I’m spending money with, so in sending them “share this work” they are likely to look at what I’m offering and not get deleted from in box.
The likes of my accountant who has a couple of framed prints around on his walls.

I’m going to say something like ….Redbubble is acting as my agent …so if you have need for artwork to to add to your office wall decor then have look at my work and others at Redbubble.
Also if you need a special gift for client or and employee that is leaving,a range of photographic products will readily meet your needs.

I had purchases an aircon recently from spec

Appreciate the feed back

Spent a good part of the day loading images and wish to say thanks for all the feed back given, much appreciated.
I do belong to a couple of forms/sites, but this type of layout and concept wasa bit of a learning curve today.
I have an extensive library of images that I’m keen to work at selling,but the time it takees to load large files is bit scary:-)
Cheers
Joe Mortelliti

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