I am a complete newbie to art fairs and have many questions. I am a photographer specializing in nature including animals, birds, land/seascapes, sunrise/sets and abstracts.
My first show is May 12th in Oriental, NC
My questions are about printing and inventory.
- Do you print with a border (1 or 2” per side) or not to allow for buyers to frame their own
- My ratio is 4x6 and I print as 16 x 24 and 24 x 36 both portrait and landscape. If I print with a border, what should the image size be? 24 x 26 including the border or 28 x 40 with the border?
- Should I use a 3/8” foam backing or mount on a stiff backing and add a mat for the items in the bins?
- How much inventory should I start with? I have no idea which images may sell. I have to balance inventory and costs as most people probably do. I was thinking no mare than 3 of each size. Is that enough or too many to start with?
I appreciate any feedback or direction to other resources.
David McManus Photography