Meet The Author

It’s a little weird talking about myself, but I promise I will be 100% honest without sounding weird!

I’m a classy laid back gentlemen with an old soul, a need to explore, and a love for photography.  I have been told all of my life by many different people that I was born in the wrong time era.  Why do people say this?  Well, i’m not sure to be honest….MY guess is because I’m a huge Lord of The
Rings fan, I love Science Fiction, I daydream pretty often, and I’m “that guy” who wishes he could jump into a world of hobbits, wizards, myth, and legend to never return.  Like there’s a time era that has all of that awesomeness?  So, I use photography and art to express my dreams and love for all of those things.  I always try to find specific moments and locations that add a bit a magic into my images.  It’s my dream that my work inspires everyone to find their creativity and learn how to express it in a magical way!

BACKGROUND:

As for my background, I have been working in creative media my entire life.  I have been involved with many different types of photography for the past 11 years, i’ve owned and operated my own recording studio, directed live sound and lighting, and worked for Apple where I managed a team that created large and small scale business solutions for creative media companies.

THE BASICS:

  • Name:  Eric Marks
  • Gender:  Dude
  • Lives in:  Atlanta, GA
  • Age:  29
  • Married:  Yes

 

HOBBIES:

  • Books On Benjamin Franklin
  • Photography
  • The Outdoors
  • Disney World
  • Books, Books, Books
  • Sci Fi Conventions
  • The Ocean
  • Gaming
  • Collecting Lord of The Rings memorabilia
  • Egyptian History
  • Movies, Movies, Movies
  • Writing Music
  • Apple Products
  • Museums

    Thank you all so much for taking the time to get to know me! I would love to get to know all of you as well, so lets talk on the the blog!! See you there!

    -Eric

7 replies
  1. Julieanne says:

    I would love to buy some of your work to frame! Prints are what I looking for. Specifically some of your Disney work.
    I would love to see some of your photos if you go to Harry Potter World.

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    • Eric Marks (Author) says:

      Thanks so much for your interest and kind words, Julieanne! I am so glad you enjoy my Disney photos! I love Harry Potter as well! I will email you all of the information on purchasing prints.

      -Eric

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  2. Corinne Adams says:

    Hi Eric, After your description of yourself I pictured you in wire rim glasses and a confederate uniform (which would look great on you by the way.) Out of curiosity did you happen to take a sharp clear picture of the shrunken heads in the window in Knockturn Alley? Your Borgin and Burkes photo is awesome, best one I’ve seen so far and I’m a nerdy fan as well. Nice job, Corinne

    Reply
    • Eric Marks (Author) says:

      Hi Corinne, I am SO sorry that I just saw this comment. Wired glasses and a confederate uniform would be quite awesome, lol! I was not able to get a good shot of the shrunken heads because I was on very limited time. I tried my best to get all of the shots I wanted, but I will have to go back soon to get more! I am glad you like the Borgin And Burkes Photo, it’s one of my favorite theme park photos I have taken. Thanks for the kind words!

      -Eric

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  3. John says:

    Hey eric. I was wondering if you could help a brother out on tips to how to start selling the thihgs i shot. I was wondering were is the best place to sell my picture?

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    • Eric Marks (Author) says:

      Hi John, if you want to start selling your work, the best place to start is setting up a nice looking online print gallery. You will want to make it as easy as possible logistically for people to order your prints and get them shipped. I would go with a company like SmugMug, You can choose your print lab out a few options, they handle the shipping/replacement prints for you, and all you have to do is handle your pricing. Other than an online print gallery, contact some local individually owned art galleries, and ask them if you can display your work at their gallery and give them a cut of the sales. The more you get your name out there, the more likely you are to attract private collectors, and that is where the real money is. However, just remember, that it’s not about the money, it’s about the passion and delivering gorgeous art to your customers.

      The last pice of advice is to just pick a few of your best images to sell. If you put your entire portfolio for sale, your work immediately loses value. Choose the best images and created limited edition print runs. Hope this helped!

      -Eric

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  4. john says:

    hey eric i was wondering if you use the power save mode on EVF on the xt1 do you experience like an EVF glitch where the bottom of the compensation dial meter goes to the middle of the screen after you put your eye on the EVF when it turns on , then goes back to the bottom where it should be. i was wondering should i return the camera to have it fixed or it is normal to other xt1 users.

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