Hello all! I had a lot of interest in all the details from the Pop-Up Tent Event.. So this blog is specifically geared towards other photographers to give you links to all of the items I used for my display.
Where was the event? The event was a flea market located in the back of a church. The fee was $10 to participate. The other vendors ranged from jewelry tents to local people selling yard sale items.
How did you advertise? I advertised on local facebook groups in my hometown and on my Facebook page. I used this add and these images from last year’s set up:
Did you get a lot of business? I did not get too much business, I got 7 babies and 2 goats. I did advertise on local Facebook group forums and some people that came had seen my advertisements, but most were spur of the moment participants. They saw the tent while also participating as a vendor in the pop up event or they saw my booth and took their baby home to change. One person even bought an outfit for her son at the flea market to dress him for my booth…how cool is that?!
How much did you charge? What was the package you did for everyone? I did not charge a sitting fee, I charged a minimum fee of $10 per image, and if they signed a model release they got them for $5/picture. I did it for cheaper than I normally charge so that I could meet new people and get marketing material for future events. I provided an online gallery within 24 hours and a coupon code when they paid. I use Zenfolio as my gallery provider, and there is a feature to provide coupons for a specific gallery for digital images only in the specific dollar amount that they prepaid. My online gallery has an option to buy prints, but the coupon codes were only good for the digital images. I culled the online gallery to show the best images. I took too many pictures… Next time I will limit the number I take and the number I show. The people attending were not expecting to spend a lot of money at the flea market. This was more about spontaneous interest and volume selling to a lot of different people. Some of these people probably won’t use me for anything but these special events.
Where did you get the backdrop and is it vinyl? The backdrop is Bone seamless paper from Backdrop Express. It is 107″x36″ and I bought their stand as well. In total, I paid $170.90 for the backdrop, but I use it all the time:
The banner is from Target. I got it last year and I can’t find them online, but I did find this one for $5 on their website:
They have a ton of Easter stuff in their Home Goods Department. Another great place for props is the 99 Cent Store!
For the floor, I used real wood planks that I painted with crackle finish. I followed the Son Kissed Photography DIY blog: http://www.sonkissedphotography.com/blog/archives/2545
Where did you get your tall banner? How did you do the layout? Is there a template that keeps the photos in the right proportions?
I got the Awesome-X 63 x 23.5″ banner with stand from esigns.com about a year and a half ago that I never used: https://www.esigns.com/banner-stands/awesome-x-63×23-1-side/
The template I used was a blog board from Squijoo, which I modified a little to fit the dimensions of the banner: http://squijoo.com/product/family-ties-pinterest-board/
Where did you get your wood sign on the display table? I had that one custom made by Jolie Art for a great price (tell her I sent you!): https://www.facebook.com/joliecustomwoodart
What size is your tent? Is it a 10×10? Yes, it’s 10×10 in White from Amazon $96.45: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009QW9WDO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The tent is not 3 sided, I also bought walls for the tent $58.83: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XDT4HW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Just in case of wind, I also bought weights but didn’t end up needing them $25.49: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YPQPSW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
For my display table, I used a 4′ table from Costco and I bought a 8.5 x 11 large brochure holder with business card holder: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030D0F5Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
For my pricing guide and fly away pamphlets, I used HP magcloud
I think that about covers it! If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave me a comment, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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