The Shed Summer Exhibition 2018 details…

Once again we are planning our annual group Shed Exhibitors exhibition from 14th to the 16th of September at the Salthouse, West Bay, Dorset.

Beer Dawn by Paul Newman

Beer Dawn by Paul Newman

It is a great opportunity to showcase your work to the public, get feedback, make sales and see your work on the wall and not just on a screen.

As always, Chelsea will curate with you your selection and 90% of the sale price will go to you, the artist .The remaining 10% covers card transactions and wrapping materials. Chelsea will then run the exhibition on your behalf talking about and taking further orders for your work and/or commissions and so on.

Yellow Dream by Emma Burton

Yellow Dream by Emma Burton

There are two ways to participate:

For £60 you will have 2 images hanging plus 2 images in stock (to replace if one sells and can be different or the same image/size) and 2 on the hanging shelves

OR

4 images hanging for £90 plus 4 images in stock and 4 on shelves (again, to replace if one sells and can be different or the same image/size)

We want to encourage you to exhibit your work as this is the best way to direct traffic to your profile and make follow up sales online. Those who do create greater interest in their work and make more sales. This year you can exhibit either aluminium prints, framed prints or original artwork or a selection. Chelsea will help you choose to create the most cohesive exhibition possible, however it will be your final decision.

Branches and Tree Trunks by Sarah Broome

Branches and Tree Trunks by Sarah Broome

If you provide the work it will need to be delivered on Thursday the 13th September to the exhibition venue at the Salthouse in West Bay. If you would like us to print your work for you then we will take the work from our printers for you. All images be they originals or photographs MUST be on your profile for us to print. Please contact us with your requirements should you wish to print new work.

Places are limited so if this is something you would like to take part in then please let us know as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you by emailing Chelsea directly at info@theshedphotography.com

Have a lovely summer!

Chelsea and Ben.

Show your artwork in context.

There is no substitute to showing your photography or prints of your artwork hanging on a wall. Here are some examples of how the image can transform from a simple digital image to a piece of artwork.

Rob Nolan’s Pier Tranquility on display in his office.

Pier Tranquility by Rob Nolan

Pier Tranquility by Rob Nolan

 

 

Order some samples especially in large format and place them in and around your home, office or offer them to local cafes or bars. We specialise in printing your images in large format and mounting them onto beautiful aluminium, ready to send to your client.

Our Large Format PrintersStart a conversation on social media about where you could/should hang a the artwork. Give people ideas and then a direct link back to the gallery so that with a couple of clicks the buying public can buy an aspirational piece for themselves. This piece is by Chelsea Davine and titled Pale Meridian.

Pale Meridian by Chelsea Davine

Pale Meridian by Chelsea Davine

Happy New Year from the Shed!

The New Year has started as we left off with wonderful new work arriving in the gallery every day and clients buying beautiful artwork. Congratulations to Ian Holloway and Shaun Jacobs who have already made sales this year!!

Tracks by Ian Holloway

Tracks by Ian Holloway

Now is the time of year to refresh and double check some important details in your portfolios. Please take some time making sure of the following:

Every image you upload MUST be individually tagged and titled. This way the image will appear in the correct category in the gallery.

Make sure each image has a unique title. If you have multiple images within a similar portfolio with the same title its very hard for us to refer a potential client to one particular image if there are 5 or 6 images that vary slightly with the same title.

Keep your portfolios short and sweet with a maximum of 15 per portfolio. Feedback from potential clients is they get lost scrolling through too many images so it is better to divide in multiple portfolios rather than have too many in one.

Please make sure we follow you on social media and you us. Sometimes if your avatar is nothing like your name it is difficult to know we are following the right person!

Every time you upload an image to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or tell people your news of prizes, sales, exhibitions, trips and so on. Make sure you’ve uploaded the relevant images to your gallery page first. Then simply copy/paste the URL at the top of the image and attach to your tweet etc this way if someone falls in love with the image they can click through and buy it!

Durdle Door Sunburst by Shaun Jacobs

Durdle Door Sunburst by Shaun Jacobs

Most importantly tell us what you are up to, we are here to help you sell your work and the more personal we can make it the more it connects with the buying public.

Don’t be shy to tell people to buy your work, you’ll be surprised how many people post photography and artwork without giving a simple, easy way for it to be bought!

If you haven’t read them already read our Golden Rules for Selling article.

Order in time for Christmas!

Our last orders for delivery in time for Christmas will be the 13th December. All our images are printed to order, so please allow time for us to send them to you to avoid disappointment on the big day!

See below what customers in the Shed Gallery recently bought for inspiration!

Changing Tide by Iain Tall

Changing Tide by Iain Tall

Off to Work by Emma Burton

Off to Work by Emma Burton

London Love by Christine Santostefano

London Love by Christine Santostefano

Corfe castle ancient misty castle by Shaun Jacobs

Corfe castle ancient misty castle by Sh

The Cobb Lyme Regis by Benjitas Photography

The Cobb Lyme Regis by Benjitas Photography

Our printers will be resting between the 22nd of December and the 2nd of January

Over the Christmas break you can still place your orders online and our exhibitors will be updating their profiles with new images over the holiday period!

Photography: The beautiful Christmas gift….

Now is the time of year when people start searching for unique presents for Christmas. Photography is a beautiful gift, you can send someone an image of something they love.

This could be wildlife…..

Barn Owl by Simon Wythe

Barn Owl by Simon Wythe

Perhaps somewhere they remember fondly such as a favourite holiday destination….

A place to refect by Rob Nolan

A place to refect by Rob Nolan

 

Or maybe you can think of the perfect spot to hang an abstract image in the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom….

A blue sunset by Margaret Preuss-Higham

A blue sunset by Margaret Preuss-Higham

We have thousands of images to choose from in our online gallery that are easy to search by category such as Architecture or Black and White….

After the storm in West Bay by Nathalie Roberts

After the storm in West Bay by Nathalie Roberts

Prices start at £20 for a simple print which you can frame at home or £35 for a photograph mounted onto aluminium; which is waterproof, elegant and comes ready to hang.

Why not take a look at our extensive gallery of wonderful photographers and artists!