So last Sunday being 10th July, I was exhibiting my work at Ashby Show. Due to Covid restrictions of the last two years, the show hasn’t been able to run. Finally the day came and it was so good to be back there and seeing so many people visiting. I arrived just before 7.30am to set up my stand to display my finest prints in gorgeous frames along with a photo slideshow of images over the past few years. Why am I telling you this I hear you ask? Well for me it was just great to be back at the show and chatting to lots of lovely animal loving people. I was situated in the shopping marquee and it did get rather hot but there isn’t much we can do about the weather. So next time, I’m thinking of taking my stand outdoors. Would it increase footfall? I’m hoping so especially if it is warm and sunny like this show was. It will also give some additional room for people to enter and have a good look around as well has engage in conversation. I plan to have some additional products/prints to purchase as well next time, along with a better selection of printed cards. The only reason I opted for indoors on this occasion was purely because the gazebo I did have actually got trashed in a freak wind storm at a different show in September 2019. So I definitely need to invest in something a lot sturdier, just in case.
I also ran a ‘win a photoshoot competition’ which proved very popular with lots of entrants. The lucky winner was drawn on Monday morning and notified accordingly by text and email. I also had a promotional show offer on which also received a lot of interest. That offer has now expired but all the entrants of my competition were sent details on how to claim it. It was a steal at just £195.00 which included a beautiful 16″ print mounted and framed.
Essentially for me, exhibiting at Ashby Show has helped me engage in many conversations with lots of people and also meeting new suppliers and chatting with them too. It’s all good for business and I really cannot wait to do the winner of my competition’s photoshoot. It really is exciting to win something!
Thank you to everyone who came and said hello and also to Ashby Show for putting on a great show for 2022 (even if I didn’t get to see much of it). I’ve only heard great things about it from friends that attended.
Here’s the equine slideshow, I had on display at the show. Credit must go to E J Lazenby for a selection of the images within the slideshow for setting up the photography day with the Atkinson Action Horses with Ben doing a little Peaky Blinders and some classic dressage moves and horse display & Kat Pickering – as the girl in the cape.
The Dog Slideshow from photoshoots in the last 12 months
Thank you to everyone that stopped and especially to my family for coming to support me and bringing my much needed juice to quench my thirst as I had left it behind! I can’t wait to do my next show!
If you would like to have a chat about either an equine or dog photoshoot, please get in touch. You can contact me via What’s App on 07974 646287 or drop me an email at email@example.com