Paul Gibbons

Joined August 2007

Paul is a landscape photographer and Digital Artist based in Lancashire England specialising in Landscape and nature images.

A few thoughts and tips..

OK I can now officially confess I am a redbubble addict. I am by no means an expert on art, having had no recognised training or have any qualifications but I know what I like and if I see something that I do like, I will leave feedback as to what I like about it.

I don’t leave negative feedback, my mother used to say “If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing” and what may not be to my taste somebody else might think is brilliant. I do not think I am qualified enough to leave constructive critisism, there is a forum especially for that if you need it.

I have developed a method for leaving feedback, if somebody takes time to leave a comment on my work I will always check out their work, if there is something I like I will comment. If somebody on my watch list adds a new work, I will check it out and leave feedback if I like it. Then I get to new work, eventually! and maybe after all this I check out some new additions to the groups I am in, and then the forums, and then the help pages, there are just not enough hours in the day anymore! How I find time to add new work beats me.

I favourite stuff I really really like! This means I don’t favourite much, one or two items a week! I am a hard person to please. I have probably one photograph in my portfolio that I would myself favourite!

Now I am not too bothered if I don’t sell anything! I actually get my kicks by somebody saying they like one of my photographs.

My tips on success:

Do not upload a lot of work at the same time! Each piece should be given time for the community to view and comment on.

If somebody takes the time to comment, take a look at their work.

Ask questions in the forums if you need help, people are always willing to offer advice.

Always add tags to your work! If somebody wants to buy a particular picture this is the ONLY way they will find yours!

Always think of a title for your work, even if it is obvious.

Look at the best and judge your own work against it. How does it compare?

Enjoy the community and enjoy your own and others work.

If anybody has any more tips feel free to add them!

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