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Patricia Lee Connors
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How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Apr 18. 9 Replies

This is my first art fair season.  At the last show the artists were supposed to be demonstrating their craft. I set up my computer and did some post processing.It was more like faking it, because…Continue

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Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"Or you could just print those candid portraits on hand-gilded paper since you are in Gold Country, right? Then you could also demonstrate how you apply the karat gold leaf to the paper. Ambra in GOLD Pigment print on 23k Gold-Leafed Paper"
Apr 18
Patricia Lee Connors replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"Thanks for your reply.  Maybe I'll offer to take candid iphone portraits of interested customers and send them to their email for a fee. :)"
Apr 18
Patricia Lee Connors replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"Pretty techie for this girl, but thanks for stretching my imagination."
Apr 18
Robert Wallis replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"Good luck with it. I've been at several shows over the years where they ask some of the artists to demonstrate. Most photographers pass on it. One friend of mine used to do wet darkroom B&W prints that he would hand color with Marshall oils…"
Apr 18
Patricia Lee Connors replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"I think I will go with a combination of photos of a photo shoot set up (one of my favorite places is in my hay barn) and some "before and after" processing photos.  Sorry for the delay in replying."
Apr 18
Fletcher Dean replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"Hi Patricia, I'm in my second year of art fairs so I can't say I'm an old hand - but what I did was take a picture of myself with some prints in the foreground and me doing framing. I do all my own mounting and framing - and printing…"
Apr 13
Larry Sohn replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"You will need power, water and a table for this: Curtain off the booth - light tight. Setup: an old Omega enlarger some trays, a safe light, dektol, acetic acid - 28% solution, Sodium thiosulphate, ok... I could not help myself. LOL How about…"
Apr 12
Patricia Lee Connors replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"Thank you so much Larry!  I love this "thinking outside the box" solution. Patricia"
Apr 9
Larry Berman replied to Patricia Lee Connors's discussion How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer
"I've never been able to figure it out. But one thing you can do is create a sequence of pictures, print them 8x10 and put them in a binder. Then do a talk on what you do from shooting to post processing to printing.Larry Berman"
Apr 9
Patricia Lee Connors posted a discussion

How to "demonstrate your craft" if you are a photographer

This is my first art fair season.  At the last show the artists were supposed to be demonstrating their craft. I set up my computer and did some post processing.It was more like faking it, because the work takes more concentration than at least I could give while trying to pay attention to customers, etc.Because my work centers on Gold County landscape and the detritus left behind, the presence of a computer in the booth clashes with the work and is grating, at least to me. The necessary table…See More
Apr 9
Connie Mettler left a comment for Patricia Lee Connors
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Patricia. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the…"
Mar 12
Christina L. Towell left a comment for Patricia Lee Connors
"Hello Patricia, Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope that you'll take a look around the site and make yourself at home...plenty of useful information for newbies here!  Thanks for signing…"
Mar 11

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At 11:19am on March 11, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Patricia,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope that you'll take a look around the site and make yourself at home...plenty of useful information for newbies here!  Thanks for signing up and best of luck as you move forward.

At 2:12pm on March 12, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

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