We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Dan McGeorge. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Dan below.
Dan, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. Let’s start with the story of your mission. What should we know?
Bringing the beauty of light and nature home. The beauty of the world is captured and frozen in time by the photograph. A precious moment is suspended forever, never to be exactly replicated. This is particularly true in nature, as light, and the relationship of elements, are constantly in flux. Photographic art goes beyond the idea of simply taking a picture. It is not accidental. There is often an element of serendipity, and an occasional bit of downright luck. For the most part, long thought, careful planning, and a conscious resistance to release the shutter are essential. The photographic artist must wait patiently. It is the combination of careful observation, reading light, and knowing when NOT to trip the shutter, that leads to excellence. It is about quality rather than quantity, thinking more about what is wrong with an image than what is right. The accomplished photographic artist will recognize beauty where ever it is. However even the smallest flaw must also be equally noted, and until resolved the artist must wait, reposition, recompose, wait again, and ultimately, if the scene in the viewfinder falls short, walk away.
Dan, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
Internationally recognized local artist Dan McGeorge began working professionally in photography years ago while serving with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. Later he served with the Naval Reserve Combat Camera Group at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado. Today his artwork is displayed in his gallery in Jacksonville Oregon and in the Hotel del Coronado, home to a beautiful selection of original Coronado and Hotel Del photographs. With collectors around the globe Dan is known for his intuitive understanding of light and composition. His work captures unique and stunning images from throughout the United States, China, and the UK.
What do you think helped you build your reputation within your market?
Quality work and unmatched customer service has been instrumental in establishing a successful business with many satisfied and repeat collectors.
We’d love to hear your thoughts about selling platforms like Amazon/Etsy vs selling on your own site.
My own personal website has been a successful way to sell my artwork. Many contacts and sales occur in my brick and mortar locations. While social media has been helpful in expanding my contact base, it is hard to determine to what extent it affects sales.
- Website: www.DanMcGeorgeGallery.com
- Instagram: DanMcgeorge
- Facebook: Facebook.com/DanMcGeorgeGallery
- Other: email@example.com