Boy has it been a busy last couple of weeks! One of the biggest moment in my hobby/sort-of-professional career in photography happened this past weekend. If you didn't already know, because I plastered it all over my personal and photography Facebook page, I displayed my work at my first exposition!
Yup, that's me in all my nervous, smiling glory in front of my just set up exhibit. I almost look like I know what I am doing, don't I? In all honesty I had an amazing time. It was great to actually talk about my photography. When people came up to my booth I would let them look at my photos and try and guess where they were taken before telling them the correct answer. It was almost like a "how well do you know the Northeast Kingdom" quiz and people loved it. Some people even bee-lined for me, saying they had been following me on facebook with fervor. How cool is that? I got to meet virtual fans in real life!
Now the whole exposition thing wasn't just easy-peasy. I had a lot of set up to do for it. Since I had never done one before there were a lot of things I had to buy up front. I needed something to display my framed works on. An inventory to sell, and little things like a table cloth and lightning were all extra costs for the first show. While I didn't make back everything I spent I think I did really well considering it was my first show. After it all I at least have inventory and the set up for when I do my next exposition.
Yes, next exposition.
I haven't signed up for one yet, but come this spring/summer I plan on doing another one or two at least when towns start having outdoor fairs. It was just too much fun to only do once... Plus, I get so super excited and think that maybe I'll just be a step away, a handshake away, or a sale away from making it into the big-leagues.
One can dream, right?
Until then, I'll just settle for this little bit of exposure!