In addition to the 5 previous blogs about questions to ask before buying a photograph as outlined in the Royal Academy of Art, RA Magazine I add one more question.
Do you personally like the photograph?
In starting and building your photography print collection are you collecting for personal investment of financial investment? For me collecting begins with personal investment in the fact of personally liking the photograph and prepared to pay the asking price, negotiating the price!, or price at auction including the action house fee. Secondary and a future plus if that your purchased photograph increases in value and should you ever decided to sell it you get back what you paid for as well as profit.