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February 3, 2009

Mike Umscheid Photography at NSCC

Filed under: Photography — Mike U @ 12:20 pm

Mike Umscheid Photography will be appearing at the 2009 National Storm Chaser Convention (February 13-15, Aurora, Colorado).  This will be my first public showing of a number of my images.  I am really looking forward to sharing my work with a number of other storm chasers and photographers.  I feel that I now have a good enough collection of images from my DSLR photography (dating back to early 2005) to put on at least a small show.  I spent quite a bit of time and money over the past 6 weeks or so to get prepared for this.  I will have the following available to show off and potential customers to buy:

around 70 8×12 glossy prints, (print only) unsigned & not numbered (~ $12)
around 40 8×12 metallic prints, (print only) signed, titled, numbered (~ $30)
10 10×15 metallic prints double-matted white to 16×20, signed, titled, numbered (~ $100)
2 16×20 metallic prints double-matted white and wood-framed to 20×24, signed, titled, numbered (~ $375)

NOTE:  The prices noted in parenthesis are to help gage initial interest for guidance on my part, since this is my first show.  These will most likely NOT be the final asking prices (especially numbered editions).  They are subject to change at the discretion of the artist (me)!  That being said, my goal is for people to own my photography, thus am tempted to sell at a lower price then what is typical for quality fine art photography.  The prints for sale represent my strongest images, some of which are arguably some of the most stunning storm and sky images found for fine art pieces.



  1. Wow Mike, your prices are extremely generous! Even at twice the posted amount, I would expect you to do well. I wish I was going just for the sake of this opportunity. Your work is simply the best, good luck to you.

    Comment by Paul — February 3, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

  2. Hi Paul, that is interesting feedback, I appreciate your response. We will see how fair these prices are depending on how well they sell. If I end up selling everything off the shelf, then I probably set some prices too low, especially signed/numbered editions! First time at this, so we’ll see… this is a learning experience! I buy my supplies online and do my own matting and framing, so that’s one reason for the pricing, the other being I want people to own my art :) -Mike U

    Comment by Mike U — February 3, 2009 @ 3:29 pm

  3. Anyone at the event who passes on your opportunity would be foolish to do so. I participate with festivals and since my work is admittedly average, I sell matted 8×10 glossy $15-$25 dependent upon subject and do my own finishing as well. People seem to really go for time of day (sunrise, sunset) as well as lightning at night. I often see people selling matted images as small as 5×7 that are better than mine but not nearly as good as yours for between $15 and $40. Should you later decide to jury into art festivals, know that you are sitting on a gold mine.

    Comment by Paul — February 3, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

  4. I couldn’t be happier with my pieces. Best wishes Mike. Again I’d love to set you up a show in KC. Let me know what your interest would be and we’ll get it done.

    Comment by David Grundy — February 3, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

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