Art photography will only serve its purpose if you are able to get the message across to your target audience through your illustration jobs. And one of the quickest ways to do it is through a photography exhibit. If you are preparing for this huge event in your photography career, then there are important things that you need to know.
Identify A Workable Budget
The very first thing that you need to consider when planning for your first photography exhibit would be your budget. This is not something that you should take lightly because it involves lots of careful planning and of course, a good budget. Yes, taking pictures is free but to make this exhibit happen, you need to think that you need to print, frame, and mount your photographs, pay for venue rental, food, and drinks to serve, as well as a budget for miscellaneous expenses.
Solo Exhibit? or Group Exhibit?
This is your first photography exhibit, so do you prefer to do it on your own? Or as part of a group? Some photographers feel more comfortable joining a group exhibit as they can divide the risks, expenses, and responsibilities. While others prefer to do it on their own so they have free reign on what they want to do. Remember that both of these options will have their pros and cons and you need to weigh things out.
Decide on a Theme
Once you have the above factors figured out, the next thing would be to decide on a theme. Consider this carefully because a random collection will not be as impactful as when you have it based on a theme. You have the creative freedom to pick the best theme that would suit your passion, ideas, and interests.
Prepare Everything Ahead of Time
Now that you are nearing your photography exhibit schedule, it is time to rent the space and start printing, framing, and mounting the photographs that you want to showcase. Make sure that you personally check everything because remember that you have guests to please. Some can be so meticulous that they would notice even the slightest mistake.
Spread the Word!
You’re all set and all there is left to do is to get the word out that you are hosting a photography exhibit. Of course, the first people on your list would be family, friends, co-workers, and everyone you know. Then get in touch with your target audience, whether through your local newspaper, magazines, or television. You can also use social media to spread your invites.
Hosting a photography exhibit for the first time is not going to be easy. But if you know what you are doing in the first place, then you should not fret. During this exhibit, there is a huge chance that you will meet potential clients. So aside from the photos on your display, prepare your portfolio for interested clients.