In my travels as a commercial photographer, I pack a projector and screen and deliver my Street Photography Slide Show & Presentation at camera shops throughout the U.S. It’s also possible to combine my talk with an opportunity for your customers to bring their own photographs (10 images on a flash drive to screen). The event can also include special offers and savings from the camera store to participants.
In the past three years, I’ve delivered this Street Photography Slide Show & Presentation to multiple audiences, and it’s been very well received. I’ve done the program where it’s just my presentation for an hour, and also for 45 minutes with a 15-minute Q&A. Adding in the participants’ photos, we can modify the slide show time breakdowns, depending on how long you want the whole program to last. I would prefer a 2 to 3 hour block with time for the participants to shop, some social time, and Q&A.
Programming the Participants Slide Shows
The way the participants photos work, they bring 10 images on a flash drive or SD card, and I program them into the slide show software template—each person's photographs take about 30 seconds to program. Their slide show is set for an automatic 15 seconds/slide, so they get 150 seconds/2.5 minutes each total. They and the audience can talk during the slides, but they transition after 15 seconds whether the photographer presenting is ready or not, to keep the show moving along. Ten shows is probably the ideal number, so they run just about 30 minutes with their introductions. But if there were 20, and we had the time, we could go an hour.
It Started with a Jam Session
Ten years ago, in 2009, I created a local event in Boulder called the PhotoJAM, which was like a music jam for photographers, and since I have been running a monthly gathering of photographers to show their work (with that same slide projector setup and their flash drive photos as I use for this show) at Beers+Cameras:Boulder.
Five Questions to Answer
1. What amount of time works best for you for the whole event?
2. Is there a day of the week you prefer to schedule events?
3. What price do you put on your events—I usually charge a door fee, as it gives the program value. Is that how you do it?
4. I wouldn't expect you can pay travel, so I work around where my freelance shooting schedule takes me. (If you did have any travel budget, I could come in anytime.)
5. Do you have any overnight accommodations in your city available?
Book a show
To schedule a show at your store, please contact Kenneth or use the form below.
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