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Podcast 269 : More on Planning a Photography Exhibition

As you probably will have already heard, I'm holding an Exhibition of 38 of my Nature of Japan images from December the 23rd to the 30th this year. With it being exactly a month from today, and bearing in mind that I just completed ten 20x30" gallery wraps that I'll...

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14 Comments
  • Gary Nelson
    Posted at 04:08h, 28 November Reply

    Hi Martin

    Looking good! I’ve been to a few exhibitions recently and have noticed more people moving back to simple oak frames. Did you consider this or are canvas boxes still very much in Japan?
    Hope things go well, keep the update photos coming!
    Best wishes

    Gary
    UK

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 10:08h, 28 November Reply

    Thanks Gary.

    Gallery wraps are only just catching on here, and I think the 10 pieces I’m presenting on them will get some nice reactions.

    The other 28 pieces will have simple black frames. I don’t like oak myself. It’s a little too retro for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers,
    Martin.

  • Jerry Cagle
    Posted at 13:23h, 16 March Reply

    Martin, Would you mind sharing the solution you came up with for your “Wall Cards” (Caption Cards)…? I’m prepping for my first exhibit, and I’m expected to provide these. Did you buy some card stock and print them yourself? How did you adhere them to the wall? What info did you include?
    Thanks!
    Jerry
    BTW: I’m LOVING “Striking Landscapes”. The section on Panos has left my head spinning though… You are truly a master of minutiae…!!! I’m thinking that the only way to wrap my little pea-brain around that process is to actually do it. in the field step-by-step. I can’t conceptualize well enough without the “hands on” practice.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 15:52h, 16 March Reply

      Hi Jerry,

      I actually ended up just creating a word document with page size 3.5 x 5cm and printing onto this size gloss photo paper from Canon. If I did this again now, I’d probably lay these out on a large sheet of fine art matte paper and cut them up with my rotary trimmer.

      I kept them relatively simple. Here’s a link to the first 9 pages of the document to see how I laid them out and the sort of information I included.

      https://martinbaileyphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Caption_Plates.jpg

      I adhered them to the wall using white blu-tack, if that makes sense. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for picking up Striking Landscapes! Yes, that panorama stuff is heavy going, but it’s quite easy if you actually try it, as you say. That hammers the theory home.

      Cheers,
      Martin.

  • France Quirion
    Posted at 09:54h, 20 September Reply

    Hello Martin,
    I’m from Quebec, Canada. I bought two of your ebooks on Craft&Vision, Making the print and Sharp shooter. I certainly will pick Striking landscape in near future also. I’m very thankfulness for the generous share of your work, as for the others artists that contribute to Craft&Vision, that very bring me elsewhere in my photo learning. Concerning photography, I’m not passionnate, but obsessionate!! So, these purchases conduct me here, on your website and blog, where I will spend a lot of time, reading your teachings and reflections.

    For now, I prepare a first exhibition and I would like to know if you sign your gallery wraps, adding it on your image with photoshop? And, I’m still incertain if I will choose gallery wraps or prints in matt finish mounted on foam core mount from MPixPro laboratories in USA. I read Making the print and saw that you make all your gallery wraps yourself very meticulously, but for me, I’m not there at this moment, but still want to produce a very nice product (and first impression!) for this fine art place where I will show my work for the first time, and really want to make good decision about this.

    Many thanks for the share of your experience and knowledge and your time and your images are simply a delight for the eyes and saoul,

    France Q.

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