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Bonfire Posters

On 24 Oct 2012 at 5:52pm Photographer wrote:
Thinking of selling posters of bonfire night around lewes. Would be A3 size and will consist of a combination of single and multiple images to give variety. How much interest do you think this would generate both amongst tourist and locals? thanks
On 24 Oct 2012 at 6:13pm Funds wrote:
You're going to donate the proceeds ? , or are you just another free loader ,
On 24 Oct 2012 at 6:51pm Photographer wrote:
a portion of the profits would be donated. yes
On 24 Oct 2012 at 7:00pm Funds wrote:
A portion ! Then no don't bother ,
On 24 Oct 2012 at 7:04pm Photographer wrote:
Im asking weather you think there will be a market for it. not what to do with the profits. And im sure the societies would be grateful for any donations..
On 24 Oct 2012 at 7:57pm Funds wrote:
There won't be a market as most clubs have their own picture takers , calendars , merchandise , so my vote is no thanks , but that's just me ,
On 24 Oct 2012 at 11:23pm Bongo wrote:
Would anyone carry around a poster on Bonfire? In the rain? And who's images are you using - your own, or those downloaded from the Internet?
On 25 Oct 2012 at 12:17am Photographer wrote:
Would be my own images. wrapped up and in a plastic sleeve would not be that much of an inconvenience. Especially to the average family that comes to visit. my images would be printed on professional paper to a high quality, unlike anything i have seen being sold so far.
or perhaps there is no market! who knows
On 25 Oct 2012 at 12:52am A.N. Other Photographer wrote:
I should think you are likely to come home with a lot of squashed posters. In my experience, with the exception of food, people out on Bonfire Night are prepared to buy nothing more than a programme. The last thing they will want to be wrestling with is an A3 poster.
Also, your product is not necessarily unique. There are several fine snappers who specialise in bonfire prints but they don't hawk them around the town on the 5th. The bonfire societies are well supplied by their own photographers so are unlikely to be interested in a vague proposal to make a donation to their funds.
You might well be in contravention of by-laws about street trading too.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 12:57am Blunt wrote:
Yeah. Just 'k off with your stupid grasping ideas.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 6:54am bonfire till i die wrote:
stick your posters up your ar##. . s
On 25 Oct 2012 at 7:59am Deelite wrote:
If the photos are good I'd have thought there would have been some demand. There was an absolutely superb photo taken of the Cliffe tableau last year that I'd love to have on my wall as a large glossy poster.
You might even try selling them via this web site.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 8:51am Pete wrote:
Dear me, Blunt and "Bonfire till I die" try conversing with people instead of splattering everything with expletives (swear words for the unenlightened), you may actually gain some friends ! As for the photos, good idea, but A.N.Other has got it right. Why not try and sell some of these photos AFTER the event, say, in one of the local markets ?
On 25 Oct 2012 at 9:14am Blunt wrote:
I do converse with people in the normal way - face to face. That is how I have gained my many friends. This is a faceless internet message board, which is not a normal place frequented by normal people. Hence my different style of communication. Enjoy!
On 25 Oct 2012 at 9:43am Peter Pan wrote:
The guy's got a good idea .He is trying to make a living not sitting on he's arse living on benefit's Why is this country so down on people who try to better there self's and make a living, and would prefer not to live of the state
Go for it dont worry what they say on this forum ( remember they all laugh at Willbrue and his Brother)
On 25 Oct 2012 at 9:47am Southover Queen wrote:
Hello Blunt. You're here too: you haven't thought this through, have you?

On 25 Oct 2012 at 9:53am Ed Can Do wrote:
The idea isn't withoiut precedent, I have a number of paintings of Bonfire in my house done by the same person who did the big one in the Elly. I also have a couple of photos printed onto canvas. There is a market for bonfire related art certainly.

Selling it on the night is a pretty terrible idea though, you'd be much better off selling it through a local gallery or online through a website like Etsy.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 10:07am Deelite wrote:
Does anyone ever read the original post? He didn't suggest selling them on the night!
On 25 Oct 2012 at 10:36am Southover Queen wrote:
I love taking photos of Bonfire and I have one of them printed on canvas and several more printed as business cards.

I think that's probably the real challenge: supply and demand. Everyone has a digital camera these days and many of them will have managed (by design or otherwise!) to snap some good pictures. So a poster (or perhaps a series of posters) needs to be offering something which the ordinary amateur couldn't or wouldn't be able to make. A really clever montage with very high resolution originals, (especially if you can vary them to appeal to different allegiances!) might well be attractive - I can imagine buying some as a Christmas present for displaced Lewesians, for example. Sell 'em via a website or eBay (and obviously this site) and see how you do. I wouldn't expect to make a fortune, mind.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 11:37am Taff wrote:
Some advice for you photographer........please DO NOT attempt to step into ANY procession to get your shots.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 1:15pm lovely lady wrote:
Blunt by name and definately blunt and reude by nature
Photographer asked advice not expected to recieve a naff reply from you
prehaps you should K off?
On 25 Oct 2012 at 3:30pm Blunt wrote:
My name rhymes with what I am............
On 25 Oct 2012 at 4:19pm yeah wrote:
@Photographer, dont worry about what people like 'fund' say, they're are always going to be sad lonley people who are going to try to stir things up. I think its a great idea, and its understandable that you keep at least some of the money, i mean how else are you going to make a living!
On 25 Oct 2012 at 5:20pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Deelite, if the pic you like is by one of the Cliffe's own photographers, it would probably be possible for you get your hands on a print of it for a small fee.
You may find the image you like on Cliffe's website and I'm sure someone on here would be able to put you in touch with the person who took it.
On 25 Oct 2012 at 5:56pm Funds wrote:
@Deelite reading between the lines I think that was the idea , and he/she has not corrected you , the question was , would we buy them all I said was no I don't think there would be a market for all of the reasons above , tah dah
On 25 Oct 2012 at 10:28pm Metatron wrote:
just a thought that although you may own the picture you take you may not own the property rights to reproduce images without the permission of the subjects of those images.
On 26 Oct 2012 at 1:49pm Deelite wrote:
You've got a vivid imagination Funds, but if you make thing up like that it'll get you in trouble. Read it again. There is no indication that he wants to sell them on the night. And just one of the reason's he's not contradicted my statement is because he's not posted since!

The image I mean is indeed on the CBS web site ACT. It's the first one too. I've stuck a link to it below.

View the picture »
On 26 Oct 2012 at 4:46pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
that's one of my favourites, too - it really has atmosphere and the fireworks behind the old library make it seem so real!
If you were to hang around the back of the Dorset on the 5th, almost anyone would be able to point out Pete Varnham to you. I don't know if you would want to give your email address on here, but I would pass it on to Pete if you did.
On 26 Oct 2012 at 5:52pm Funds wrote:
@Deellite maybe you should read all the thread before getting high and might , as we both seem to be second guessing , but the bit that did it for me is the part where he/she said rolled up in plastic so won't be and inconvenience , I will await your humble back down , tah dah
On 29 Oct 2012 at 8:20pm Harry Quartier Birdsong wrote:
"On Thu 25 Oct at: 22:28 Metatron wrote:
just a thought that although you may own the picture you take you may not own the property rights to reproduce images without the permission of the subjects of those images".

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