Friday, February 19, 2010

The Shutterbug Eye - Updates and changes

So I felt it time to do an update on my shops and plans for The Shutterbug Eye.

I had the fun experience last weekend of being the Artfire Crazy Train rider.  While on Artfire as a verified, or pro, member I have listed well over 200 photo items, promoted myself and others and yet I feel like I have created largely a gallery.  My few sales have been mainly to friends, my page hits are not where I'd like them to be dispite trying to write good titles and such.

I am moving in the following directions:
  1. Getting all of my best pieces categorized in galleries on my website.
  2. Listing my favorite pieces on Etsy to maintain a limited best of selection there.
  3. I plan to purchase a pro member on Flickr which is only $24 per year and put all my best pieces by category there.
  4. I will continue to feature other artists on My Handmade Site though may change how I do things slightly
  5. I will continue with my photo blog The Shutterbug Eye
I hope that limiting my focus, as I was trying to manage Artfire, Etsy and 1000 Markets, will make life less stressful, help me enjoy the process again and hopefully be successful.  I will not shut any store, I simply do not plan to manage them anymore.


If you wish to see my full selection visit me at and look at my galleries.

DK Miller
The Shutterbug Eye, Nature photography and more


  1. I am also going to be reworking some of my shop. I still have a ton of photos to go through. But with my uncle in the hospital and my grandama dying, I really haven't had the energy to do it yet.

    Big props for you to have it all organized out like that. I just sit down and work things off the top of my head, not much planning. I hope that once things get going it picks up for you.

  2. Best of wishes to you on your new plan.

  3. I don't get anything done without some plan, it doesn't have to be super ornate. I work full time out of the home, have a kid that's turning 10 tomorrow. Right now I am spending 95% of my free time studying for a big exam for work. If I have no plan, none of this photo stuff would happen. :-)