Loch Awe in spring - Photo courtesy of Neil Donald Photography






Saturday, 1 October 2016

It Will Be Alright on the Night

September has been a busy month and I am looking forward to catching my breath.

The set up
September saw my first photography exhibition being held, myself and Audrey riding a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish.
In all honesty Audrey did the all the hard work, planning and even heavy lifting at times, if it hadn't been for her drive this would have never taken place or been the success it was.

Audrey is part of a Small Businesses Networking Group and she gave a preview and talk to the group, the feedback was positive and some useful suggestions were given going forward.
Networking Group
The positive feedback boosted my confidence going into the evening as I was beyond nervous about speaking in public.

As this was our first exhibition we had no idea what to expect also unsure what people were expecting of us.
As the doors opened and the first people came in, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief that people had turned up, as that was my biggest fear that no-one appear.

My short intro
As the room began to fill I could feel my heart beating as I knew it would be time for me to stand up and introduce myself.  I had planned to simply introduce the event, thank people and a brief history on how I started, 5 minutes tops......nearly 30 minutes later all I could see from the corner of my was Audrey making wind up motions.
Full room
 There was wide range of attendees, fellow photographers, friends, FB followers. It was lovely to be able to meet face to face with people that I had only communicated with via messenger or email. The evening flew by in a flash and my fears were unfounded. I was actually overwhelmed by the turn out and the positive vibes that were  in the room.

On a personal level it was amazing to see my photos framed and hung as the screen doesn't always do them justice.

So now it's time to catch a breath, reflect on how it went and what's next ?



6 comments:

  1. Lovely to hear how it went Neil. Well done both of you!

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  2. Congratulations, Neil. The first of many exhibitions, I'm sure. Thrilled it was such a resounding success. : )

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  3. So pleased for you that it went well Neil. I hope it's the first of many for you and your fame spreads.

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  4. I'm not at all surprised it went so well ..... you are one ace photographer! Give yourself a pat on the back, Audrey, too. Oh, and maybe a glass or two of fizz to celebrate.

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