Archive for September, 2010

Springbank Fall Fair Results

Springbank Fair Display

Springbank Fair Display

The Springbank Fall Fair has come and gone, ending several months of work and making arrangements for my first public showing. The show was a great success and I am very pleased with the attention and feedback that my photos received.  The event was busy, bringing in a steady stream of interested parties who enthusiastically asked questions, commented on their favorite photos and shared wildlife stories of their own.

My magnet designs were a hit; however, next show I definitely need to create a sign informing people that they are giveaway because a lot of people seemed hesitant until I offered them, confirming that the magnets were indeed free.  I will also need to make my pricing more visible because despite having 4 price lists strategically placed along the tables at the front of my booth I fielded many questions concerning pricing.  I would like to think that it was because people were so busy looking at my photos that they missed the price lists but in reality it was likely poor signage which will have to be addressed in the future.

Springbank Fair Giveaways

Springbank Fair Giveaways

The biggest surprise from the event was that my “cute sells” theory may not carry as much weight as I had originally thought.  I had included the identical three baby wildlife photos from our nursery into my display and they received relatively little attention compared to some of the other wildlife images.  They were admittedly at a major size and visibility disadvantage considering they were positioned low in my display and were a meager 8×12 compared to the monstrous 16×24 of the other wildlife images.

My website has experienced a flurry of activity from Calgary and area, which is out of the ordinary for a Saturday and Sunday period so I am confident the show has had an influence that extended beyond the event.  I hope the burst of momentum continues and that over time, as my giveaway magnets get placed on fridges throughout the area, I experience a steady stream of web traffic and correspondence from interested clients.

At the end of the event, I drew for a 12×18 canvas print of Moraine Lake and the appreciative winner was notified today and will take delivery tomorrow.

If you weren’t able to attend the show, you can still take advantage of my Springbank Show Sale that has been extended to September 19.

Springbank Show Sale

Cavell Pond Sunrise

Cavell Pond Sunrise

In celebration of my appearance at the Springbank Fall Fair, save 10% off your favorite prints through September 19th.  Can’t make it to the show?  Use the promo code “springbank” at checkout on www.caseyfisherphotography.ca or when you email casey@caseyfisherphotography.ca.

Be sure to check out my new Metallic, Diamond-Gloss Canvas product on my blog!  I was so enthused with the rich, shimmering color of the initial production that I have selected canvas to be my sole representation at the Springbank Fair.  Not only are the canvas gallery prints stunning but they are also the best value for a finished product.

I hope to see everyone at the show on Saturday, September 11 from 9am-3pm where you can see my new product, enter to win a beautiful 12×18 canvas print and pick up a free magnet.  If you can’t make it to the show, there is still no better time to pick up your favorite prints at 10% off, on all orders valued at $100 or more before shipping!

For more information concerning the location and time of the event or to view my set and give-aways view the Springbank Fall Fair post on my blog.

Nest Complete – Where’s the Stork?

Nursery with Dresser and Quilt

Nursery with Dresser and Quilt

Big, Bare & Blue

Big, Bare & Blue

Despite some setbacks and frustration, our retailers were true to their word and both our dresser and quilt set were delivered this week.  I am very satisfied with the outcome of the nursery as the rich colors on the walls create a soothing atmosphere and the quality of the furnishings and bedding are top-notch.  With the recent additions, the room is essentially complete with the exception of a giant bare wall that is begging for some art.

My wife and I have begun the agonizing process of selecting prints to complete the room.  Due to the size of the dresser and wall we need to settle on either one monster or a collection of fair-sized prints.  Lynn wants to select photos of Bentley, our Golden Retriever and to save space for future baby photos.  True to my obsession, I want to select from my wildlife and landscape library figuring that if the kid wants to stare at himself we would be better off hanging a mirror.

The debate will likely rage on for a while and once selected we will still be several weeks away from a finished product.  Due to the interest in my last nursery entry, I am posting a couple more pics with all the furniture in place in the meantime.

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