In this era of everybody has a camera ‘I can take that too’ attitude it is very, very difficult to convert interest in photography into a sale. It is infinitely easier to sell photography when it is presented as a print in person not just an image on a screen which is why it is imperative to print your work and hold small exhibitions or take part in group shows. Take pride in what you do, the positive energy you give off when talking about your own work means those that wish to invest in your work also invest in you, the story behind the lens.
Now is the time to capitalise on the goodwill from the exhibition even though the Salthouse exhibition’s door is closed and use your own artwork as a springboard to hold your own exhibition and create more interest. It is vital to keep the positive feedback alive in the public eye. Let people know what you sold and what you have to sell. It is not about being pushy its about being proud of your practice and letting people know about it. Never underestimate the support of friends and family even if they own your work they may still talk to friend of theirs or share your work online or come along to events because they are pleased to support you.
When following up think about writing a press release about the event and sales made. Mailchimp is an excellent tool to collate contacts collected from people who have visited your other exhibitions and friends and family. Advertise locally through social media, write a small blog keeping people interested in what you do, tag possible outlets that may buy the work or wish to exhibit it. Contact like minded photographers and approach them to see if they would like to share the cost of running a show.
The closing date is fast approaching for our upcoming Shed Summer Exhibition 13th – 16th July at the Salthouse, West Bay.
Final selections are being made and submissions need to be finalised by Friday 16th of June and payments received by the 23rd June.
We will then send you your labels which need to be signed and returned as soon as possible.
Once chosen, please put your selection in a separate file titled Salthouse Exhibition. This way we can find the image quickly and easily if an order needs to be made from the show in a smaller or larger size or as a simple unmounted print. It is very important you start to promote the images and get your clients, friends and family along to the show or direct to the images in your profile. If you are on social media please help promote the exhibition too.
Time will fly between now and then and we are both looking forward to seeing you and your wonderful work in West Bay!
We are excited to confirm details of our outdoor exhibition that will run alongside our ‘Broadchurch and its landscape’ exhibition in West Bay, Dorset over the May Day Bank Holiday.
This outdoor exhibition will be installed mid April and will run for a month in and around West Bay.
Chesil Sunset by Charles Headey
These images will create an art trail and be seen by thousands of visitors and act not only as a piece of public art but also as wonderful publicity for everyone in the Shed Gallery and also those involved in the exhibition. All the images will be titled and tagged with a QR code which leads directly back to the image on your profile for the public to be able to purchase straight away.
All submissions to the outdoor exhibition must be uploaded in the highest resolution possible, tagged JURASSIC COAST and BROADCHURCH with full descriptions of the influence and thought behind the image.
Both the outdoor art trail and Salthouse exhibition is open to everyone with a Shed Gallery profile.
The closing date for submissions is Sunday April the 12th.
As an online gallery we are always looking for ways to promote your work and help you sell and we firmly believe this is a unique opportunity we very much hope you will take advantage of.
We are delighted to confirm exciting details to our ‘Broadchurch and its landscape’ exhibition in West Bay, Dorset over the May Day Bank Holiday.
Golden cliffs by Nathalie Roberts
The photography and artwork will focus on the surrounding area that created the backdrop of the series ‘Broadchurch’ and will be shown in the Salthouse in West Bay from Thursday the 30th of April to Monday the 4th of May.