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Caryn Drexl
Florida
Self taught photographer of female based conceptual images. Whatever that means
Interests: dogs, tv, long hair, snow, cameras, panera, movies, photography, coffee, eating, bungalows, vintage clothes, more coffee, lindt chocolate, coke slurpees, more tv, knee high boots
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I'm about 2 weeks from my big, finally getting the hell out of Florida, move, so that means I have some prints i'm looking to unload at a discount. First come, first serve, and only available for about a week more. If I have to move with these they'll be for sale again at some point afterwards, but at full price! I was offering these framed, as the smaller images illustrate, but i've since taken them out of their frames and they are now just offered matted. The smaller size you see for each image is the size of the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
Hi John, i've gone ahead and emailed you about this. Thanks! Caryn
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My blog posts are all grown up! After lots of encouragement, emails, comments and finding that I kept having more and more to share, I sat down and created this. (When I should have been doing school work, preparing to move, and sleeping.) With The Beginners Guide to Selling Prints on Etsy i've taken the content from my posts, expanded on them by quite a lot, took better, and more appropriate, pictures, and made the content much more coherent and stream lined. And, yes, slapped a price tag on it, but the blog posts are still intact, and free, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
Hi Kostas, No, those were definitely done intentionally, I was talking about a printing glitch that isn't pictured. Sorry for the confusion.
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2014 was brutal, in multiple ways. Cancer and heart failure and sick animals and then my beloved dog Rowan, puppy love of my life, died. *I* was healthy, but when everyone around you is ill it doesn't feel like that matters. Photo stuff wasn't easy either. Nothing was basically. But! I learned a lot, and pushed myself in new ways, and I can't even say i'm disappointed. (Like, I learned that shooting a kid that I wasn't related too isn't that bad! I might even do it again!) Now it's 2015, because I kept putting this off, but so far... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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Still Ending and Beginning Still. Mixed-media diptych. 2 13x19 prints with a layer of tissue paper, both torn, one sewn back together with needle and thread. All images in my account are © Caryn Drexl and are not to be used without permission. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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A Flare Up. Altered Self Portrait. All images in my account are © Caryn Drexl and are not to be used without permission. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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Conjuring. Self Portrait. All images in my account are © Caryn Drexl and are not to be used without permission. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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Toothy. Mixed-media piece with two 5x7 prints on canon photo paper. One of my photos over a public domain skull image. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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A Sampling. Mixed-media piece consisting of two prints (one of my photos and a public domain skull image) on watercolor paper, the top one ripped to reveal the one underneath. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
Thanks Jacqueline, I'm glad that you found some of it useful. Obviously i'm still catching on to things on a regular basis, it would probably be impossible not to with all the changes they make and options there are! And I agree, i'm surprised most never think of showing the crops. Granted, a lot of people still don't use variations thanks to the lack of being able to do different shipping prices for different sizes, so they might just crop down their main image when they list the same image 8 times for all the different sizes? I would definitely also suggest you don't offer TOO many options. We can put our images on SO many different things that it can just be a LOT to force on a buyer all at once. Just have 10 size options at times feels like a lot! And thank you, I wish you luck with your shops as well. (And man, I wish i could Fed-ex all my stuff! But at least i'm only moving about 7 hours away!)
I won't go on with excuses to why I haven't posted too much (you've heard it all before!) but I did want to pop in to let you all know, in case you don't already, that while i'm not currently making any new images (not really) I have been selling off a lot of stuff to prepare for an out of state move (FINALLY)! Instagram for one, and first and foremost, though I post regular life stuff there too so if you don't want to see waffles and cats and non photo crafty business you can follow my twitter and/or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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(I'm happy to share with everyone a much improved and expanded version of these blog posts by way of The Beginners Guide to Selling Prints on Etsy. You can read a little more about it HERE.) I'd hoped there would never be a Part 4, and here I am regardless! (Feel free to visit Part 1 / Part 2 and Part 3 first!) If you've visited my Selling Prints on Etsy blog series recently you probably saw that I added a note to the top of each post sometime around September 2014, because Etsy made some changes they've been promising... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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090514. Self portrait. All images in my account are © Caryn Drexl and are not to be used without permission. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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090514. Self portrait. There's been a lot going on lately, not all good, and sometimes I feel a bit lost in it. Yesterday, a few days after taking this, we though we might have to make the decision to put our beloved dog Rowan down, and while she's still with us it's kind of a matter of when at this point. On top of everything else, looking at this picture makes me cry now, but i'm still glad I took it when I did. I don't think self portraits will ever stop being a form of therapy for me. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
As is typical of my blog posts here I could start apologizing for having gone so long between posts, and since i've already done it a million times before, let's just assume i've said it and move on, ok? My summer vacation ended last week, and with it my ability to focus solely on photo projects. My plan was semi-successful, I definitely got MORE photo related stuff done, but of course things pop up and change the plan and so it wasn't quite all I hoped it would be. But, something is better than nothing, right? And i'm pretty happy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
Hi Martha! I have it setup so there are coupon codes that are used at checkout and it automatically discounts the percentage off the whole order. Haven't had any problems with it.
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05/17/14 Model: Luccia Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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05/17/14 Model: Luccia Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
ReGrowth. 05/17/14. (Model: Luccia) Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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051714. Model: Luccia. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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So! I have signed up at Patreon! For those who don't know about Patreon it essentially allows people, namely artists, musicians and the like, to find people who would like to pledge money to help support their work, basically becoming their patrons. Everyone can set it up differently, with different levels of pledges, each having no incentives or perks, or many. Creators can ask to get pledges per creation, or per month, and patrons can even set caps on how much they're willing to spend per month, so they don't end up being broke helping others out. At first I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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One of the hardest parts about shooting things the way I do is finding the "right" items to buy. Often i'm destructive, or at the very least unkind to the clothing and props I use, but at the same time I appreciate beautiful, vintage items. For me, those two things don't often mesh well. I don't want to destroy something old and amazing, yet know that it's likely to happen when shooting certain ideas. I typically try and find already messed up old items, but it's not always easy to do so. Add on that i'm always on a tight... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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(I'm happy to share with everyone a much improved and expanded version of these blog posts by way of The Beginners Guide to Selling Prints on Etsy. You can read a little more about it HERE.) (Edited 12/12/14: The original posts were made before Etsy made a lot of changes, and i've updated them as well as added a Part 4 in order to address some of these changes.) Part 1 / Part 2 I saved this part for last because I’m probably the worst person to talk about promoting one’s work, be it prints or in general. (I guess... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography
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(I'm happy to share with everyone a much improved and expanded version of these blog posts by way of The Beginners Guide to Selling Prints on Etsy. You can read a little more about it HERE.) (Edited 12/12/14: The original posts were made before Etsy made a lot of changes, and i've updated them as well as added a Part 4 in order to address some of these changes.) (This is Part 2, go here to view Part 1 if you haven't already.) Woohoo, the guts of it all! Listings! Which, at first, not a woohoo at all, but if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Caryn Drexl Photography