Monday, 24 September 2018

Culture Night event

On the whole my event was a real success. I made 150 images and printed about 45. Since it takes about 15 mins from start to print that was fairly solid going.
Since I set up one lighting pattern that I could infinity adjust and I needed only one image that worked things could be made in camera fairly quickl. The I would spend about 5 mins on the PC doing some adjustments.
Once people figured out what was occurring I found they were happy enough to wait the printing. The image was at an A3plus size 13 inches by 19.

I was down from last year in the numbers through but up on the numbers that sat and prints. I blame myself to some extent for I allowed another event to take place in the space below. This event when it was mooted to me was sold as a busking event but in the end it became a sit down one. Where the chairs were in place long before it began. This gave people the notion that this was the event, and had it not been for it being on the national radio I might have had far less.
You know what they say about good turns.
Anywoo's. I'm happy about it on the whole.

Instagramming the event was on the cards but I couldn't. I simply didn't have the time when people were in and when they weren't what was the point.   


  1. Wow, printing portraits on the spot. I never really valued a family portrait until our church mandated that we sit down for one for a church photo directory. Afterwards we got strong armed by the photographer to buy a print of our portrait (or five) and the one we bought cost a pretty penny. But when it was all said and done, it was a stunning portrait and well worth every cent we paid for it. It now has a prominent position in our house where I see it every day. In the future, I'll probably get another one done. Perhaps when I'm vacationing in Ireland and the one photographer I know over there is still in business.

  2. I would think sitting and getting the print in hand at the same time would be a great draw. Glad you had some takers, despite some confusion about the event.

    Ed, your "song armed" comment about the church directory is right on point!

  3. Congratulations on a successful event!

  4. I'm glad it went well. It sounds like you were quite busy, especially having to print things. I would imagine that would make people really want to participate though actually getting the print right there. Will they also get the photo emailed to them?

  5. Thanks guys.
    What makes a big difference is that I could shoot tethered to the PC so as soon as the shot was made it transferred to the screen. So I knew if I had it or not. Plus I had a zoom and could get real tight to the head. And since I was back about 15 feet from them they weren't that stressed, as the might be with a shorter lense where I'd be in r-e-a-l close.