Photography is one of the ancient arts of the world which runs back to the old times, where the kings hired artists to paint portraits of them and the royal family for preservation. Further into the history, the cavemen drew their habitat and life story inside the caves to simply preserve the moments that mattered to them.
From these times, photography as an art has come a very long way where many of us today are embracing it as a very satisfying field of art and expression. However, expressions are most appreciated once they are shared with admirers and criticizers. An artistic expression can be deciphered by different people in different ways according to what they see on that specific piece of work. So the best way to share your expressions in the form of photography would be to organize an exhibition of photography. Follow the below steps to ensure that you organize a great photo exhibition.
Pick a theme
This can really depend on your forte skill, which can be diverse into complex areas such as architectural photography, nature photography, wildlife photography or can be simple events like hens party night. Pick a theme or you can even have different sections for the many talents that you possess. The more, the merrier.
Invite other photographers
People would love to view an exhibition where they get a variety of different photographic expressions. So call up your friends engaged in photography and invite them to be a part of the exhibition. This can also be a smart way to split the costs of the exhibition.
Descriptions of photos
Each photo you hang up needs an explanation or a title by the photographer as to what it really is. Make sure to keep them short and in a manner which triggers the thought process of the viewer. This can really pique the interest in them as they would try to establish a connection between the photo and the title/description.
Location of the exhibition
It is important to select a location which is suitable for an exhibition. The most ideal would be an art gallery. However, art galleries can be highly pricey and sometimes not within your budget. Speak to agent of an event management company as they would be able to arrange small conference venues which can be easily converted into art galleries. Location is very important to give the right feel to the exhibition.
As much as you would love to hang up all the photos that you have ever captured, make sure you sort the best of the best for the exhibition. People generally have a short attention span, so if you have too many photos of the same thing repeatedly they might lose interest in the exhibition altogether. So make sure the best are only hung up.
Investment by people
If you are an established photographer, you can easily charge a fair amount as an entrance pass for the exhibition which you can later use to cover up the expenses. However, if you are a new photographer and you are hosting this event to showcase your talents, then it is better to keep it free with a till for donations.