Three weekends ago, just before I went off for an op, we had a stand at Hatfield Heath Festival to try to raise awareness of the club, and raise some cash for the projector fund. I havn’t quite got round to writing about it, having been slightly distracted, so it’s time to make amends
The Saturday session was in direct competition with Bishop’s Stortford Carnival, where we also had a stand, so each event had one of the two print stands, usually used for print competitions
We had a selection of member’s prints for sale, both ones that had been in competition, and some framed or mounted specially for this event. Mainly though the exercise was to engage potential members, and enthuse them to come along for a trial club evening, and I think we were moderately successful in that.
We were also offering free “Hollywood Look” 4×6 portrait, retouched with “Portrait Professional” and to this end I set up a very simple photo corner.
- Lastolite Blue / light blue pop-up background
- Boom stand mounted aftermarket 1.2 m overhead Octa on an Elinchrom 250 BXRi (which has skyport power adjustment and trigger)
- Lastolite TriFlector (MkII — get the Mk I if you can, it’s much better designed — the MkII is a cost reduced version and boy does it show!)
- MacBook Pro with Lightroom and OnOne Camera Remote HD sever
- iPad with Camera Remote HD so sitter could see their pictures in real time
- 15′ USB 2 regenerating extender
- Canon Pixma Pro 9000 printer
- EOS 5D II, EOS 24-70 f2.8
The main customers were young families, and teenagers, and we got the odd £2 for extra prints, but again it was an engagement exercise that was fun for all