Show Reflections

Today was the first day of a two-day show sponsored at the high school up the street. This is the biggest show I’ve been a part of, with about 150 vendors. I’ve been printing and matting images like crazy over the last couple of weeks, and that’s kept the blog mighty quiet lately.

The show today drew a different crowd than what I’ve been used to. There were some photographers in the crowd — folks who were not only conversant about gear, but printing too. In fact, I talked with a lady who prints with an Epson 2400 (a printer I’d love to have) and talked about her son’s high-end Epson 7800 wide format printer. Wow. Most folks that I run into at these shows are looking for me to help them with point-and-shoots and other things photographic; these folks today could definitely teach me a bunch of things!

In all, it wasn’t a bad day. Since these shows attract vendors selling everything from Tupperware to painted skillsaw blades, the crowds don’t necessarily respond — with purchases — to the work I show. I always get a bunch of compliments, but compliments don’t buy new lenses! 🙂 Well see what tomorrow holds, but I found enough business today to pay the bills, and that’ll do, pig. That’ll do.