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| p.1 #4 · Anyone set-up a booth and sell prints at a street faire |
Tom Robinson wrote:
Iíve done this. Set-up inside a circus tent with a motorcycle dealer and offering pics of people on a KTM dirt bike in the sand dunes (Greenscreen) or at a skate park on a skateboard (also greenscreen). I didnít have to pay for the space, (My buddies bike shop) This was at an annual Oyster Festival that attracts lots of people and we were charging $12 for a 5x7 or $20 for an 8x10 sheet. Did a total of $400 for the weekend.
The killer was a local radio station was doing Poloroids 50 feet away from my location of your kids standing inside a plywood sharks mouth, for free.
Never shot on spec again.
Sorry to but that's funny..."standing inside a sharks mouth, for free"
OTOH I knew a guy who did the street fair circuit and he would sell around $3-4000 per weekend (spoiler alert: this was before the recession) of bird and landscape and nature prints. He had a camper van to carry all the stuff a and sleep in, a pop up tent thing and tons of prints...from 5x7 to 20x30. And since the customers were buying something to match the sofa or the kitchen or bathroom wallpaper he needed many different color schemes, Blue birds, red birds, sunsets, seascapes, fall foliage. All of these were matted in white board and in a clear envelope.
It sounds like he cashed in but when considering time, gas, inventory I am not sure if he made much of a profit.