Impression, Impact, Interest! By FestivalNet's Dynamic Duo Marisa & Julie
That's what we want to help you create with someone's very first look at your listing! While it may be trite, it's also true: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And, your event listing reaches thousands of your potential audience every day with 1,000,000+ views of FestivalNet each month!
So, we're sprucing things up with an exciting website improvement. The size of every single event image, everywhere on the site will be increased next week. If you've already uploaded an event photo, great! It will have even more impact now.
Events with no photo will be assigned a default image. We've spent hours handpicking good shots for this project, but a great photo from your specific event would be even better! While your event logo is fine, a picture of activities, performers, artists, crafters, vendors or attendees enjoying your festival has a greater impact.
Some tips for getting great shots, even if you're a beginner:
Shoot non-stop from set-up to pack-up and even what was left behind. Capture entertainers and their audience's reactions. Shoot the parades, the crowds, the landscape. Consider how the mood changes from day to night and get some evening shots.
Try to tell a story. Panoramas set the scene and give the viewer a sense of place. Capturing events, acts, and people give a sense of what is going on. Audience, vendor and buyer reactions along with detail shots create a sense of really being there.
If you don't want to do it yourself, consider asking your festival community or your vendors for some images. You could make it a goal this year to have your event professionally photographed. Or, offer a marketing trade with photographers to barter for some photos.
Good photos are priceless! And, now they're also bigger, better and, dare we say it? Bodacious!
To upload your event image now, go here. We're happy to help, so please don't hesitate to be in touch if you've any questions or need assistance.