When it comes to your first ever photography exhibition, you want to do it right. Hire event staff and find a temporary showroom, and you’ll be well on your way towards a fantastic first exhibition. There are many other steps involved in holding this sort of event. We are here to explain some of these to you and hopefully provide some valuable guidance. As an amateur photographer, exposure (in a marketing sense) is what you really need. It’s a huge market and your work needs to shine through.
Read on and find out how to pull off a great first exhibition.
Keep It Local
The first thing you need to remember is that you are looking for support from your community. Therefore, it is important to also help them in return. Make sure if you are featuring other photographers that they are also local. Serve drinks made by a local brewery and food made by local bakeries or similar. This will have people more inclined to come and support you and your work.
Find A Temporary Showroom
You will need to find the perfect place to locate your photography. Make sure the location is in keeping with the theme of your work. Or perhaps you would like it to contrast. Either way, you need to put some thought into it. You could even end up building your own temporary showroom for your photography. Talk to someone like VBS Structures to find out if this is a possibility.
Show Your Best Work (Price Fairly)
The best way to promote your work is to make sure people see the highlights. Put up some of your best photography and gauge how people are judging it. Make sure you price fairly for the effort and skill that your photography has taken. If there are no buyers, do not worry! This is your first exhibition, and the brand awareness will pay its dividends in the future!
Understand The Work Involved- Hire Event Staff
The last thing you may need to consider is a help. You are going to need a lot of help. From hanging your framed photos, setting up the temporary showroom, as well as serving drinks. You may want to hire event staff just for this evening. A company like Ten Ten Events will be able to help you with this. A couple of hours of work will not cost you much. However, if the purse strings are being tightened you could ask family and friends to help. However, those who hire event staff end up with a far more professional event overall.