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How to Show Your Work
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:24:42 AM »

The small high school I graduated from is having a 30 year anniversary.  I was part of first graduating class so the school has offered to pay for me to come back for a visit. Furthermore much of my early photography was done as a student at this school.  They told me that they would like to "show case" my photography.  I started this topic here , but was hoping to get some more ideas.  Initially I was thinking that I would package up 10-15 of my favorite prints (up to 22x28 inches) and try to ship them to the school.  However, maybe I should just do as one suggested and just show my work on an HD TV and completely avoid the hassle and risk of shipping my finished work.  Still I feel there is no substitute for a good print. Though maybe my audience could care less?   On the other hand I might be in a position to make some sales, especially if a percentage goes back to the school.  I'm hoping some of you more crusty seasoned javascript:void(0);photographers might have some good insight. 

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 10:42:53 AM »

Is this going to be a visiting artist type thing? Talk with current students, maybe give a master class, and have an exhibit of your work?

I'd want to be able to give a presentation on my work and talk about it with students and other interested parties. That usually means a digital projector and Powerpoint slides (though I usually just use Photo Mechanic to show my work.) But I think prints are also important -- they give the students a finished product to see and touch and feel. Maybe it will inspire one of them to follow in your footsteps... :) I'd bring a portfolio case of prints in various stages, some work prints and some finished prints.

If there is to be a gallery show, then of course you'll need mounted prints. That's something to discuss with the gallery director.

I would not count on selling anything, even if there is a gallery show.
Equipment: a camera and some lenses. Images: Work photos. Personal photos.
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