In about a week my local Chamber of Commerce is having it’s annual Gala. Along with the meal, opportunity to network with members & politicians, and the awards presentations, we have a fundraising silent auction. This year I’m donating 2 gift certificates. One will be for an eCard Pro and the other for a Tails In Motion portrait. This is risky because the concept is so new that many of the attendees/buyers won’t understand what it is, and it will be embarrassing if there are no bids. On the other hand, should I be successful I will get the opportunity to create more of these and to spread the word about what hybrid photography brings to the party!
While at the event as its photographer, I’ll capture stills and video and create (probably several) hybrid pieces for the Chamber to use. As these get out there on the Chamber’s web site and Facebook page I become a little more known for them. (Hybrid is how I shoot ribbon cuttings, so some people are beginning to “get it” and look for them when I’m the photographer at event.)
Here is the table display for the auction. These 8×10 signs are the certificate and I’ll frame them in easel back frames. I wish that there was a safe way to have my iPad as part of this but the organizers just aren’t up for it. Perhaps with a bit more planning I can get that part done for next year.