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Forget Black Friday Madness – Support Small Business This Year!

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I honestly can’t believe how crazy the whole Black Friday thing is getting.  When I first arrived in Prescott last week I popped up to the Best Buy to take a look at the latest Macs.  What can I say, I am a tech junkie!

While talking with a few folks that I actually know there they all told me the same thing.  They’re going to be open Thanksgiving day, and then Black Friday as well.  A few were talking 16 hour shifts.  How lame is that?

So, if you’re done with all that craziness, why not support a few small businesses this year for your holiday buying?  Roll into your favorite downtown area, check out the local shops, and help out the folks who keep “downtown” alive.  And for those of us who aren’t downtown?  Pop by our web stores.  I promise, our web shops will be ready!

From the Airstream Chronicles Continued

This year there are several offerings from the Airstream Chronicles Continued.  For instance, Volumes 1 & 2 of Photographing Arizona.  This year I’ve used MagCloud to produce two volumes of my favorite works.  Volume 1 contains some of my favorite ghost towns and abandoned places.  It’s a small issue, only 36 eye popping pages.

Volume 2 contains favorite landscapes shot over the years.  96 full color pages of red rocks, Arizona, Utah, canyons, remote places, and images of places most people will never see in their lives.

Now, I’ve heard from people over the years that they love my photographic work, and they wished they could afford this image or that image.  These volumes are priced lower than one single loose 11×17 sold at the gallery when I was in that business.  And to be honest, I was pretty shocked this morning when I checked my sales and discovered that so far since launching we’ve only sold 20 to date.

I’d love to see that number move to 100 this year.  If you’ve got someone on your holiday shopping list who loves beautiful images, ghost towns, or the southwest, place an order for a volume or two.


Abandoned Arizona

Abandoned Arizona

Abandoned Arizona contains a series of my personal favorite images from the Ghost Towns and abandoned spots in Arizona. This collection was compiled from 2008 through 2012.

Find out more on MagCloud


PAZ Volume II - Favorite Landscapes

PAZ Volume II – Favorite Landscapes

Favorite images from 2007 through 2012. Landscapes from Arizona and Southern Utah.

Find out more on MagCloud

 Still selling prints too

If you stop by my Zenfolio store you’ll see that number one, it’s still up and operating.  Although next year I might not renew it as it costs me more to keep it open than it actually generates in revenue.  If it can’t generate $200.00 a year, maybe it’s time to let it go.

But before I fold up the tent on that one, it’s still running today.  You can get prints, framed prints, canvases, digital downloads and more.  Simply click the image below and you’ll be taken to view a very large body of work.

R.L. Charpentier Photography: Colorado Scenes &emdash; Colorado Fall Colors

Click here to get to our Zenfolio sales site

And for everyone out there who is glad to see the Airstream Chronicles back…..In order to remain “back” we’ve got to generate revenue to stay on the road.  No revenue, the blog will be shuttered up again by March.  That’s my cutoff date for this new business experiment.  So, show your support folks.  🙂

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