Jeff Kuhlman

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My experiences, failures and successes in film photography and as a traveling artist. 

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Show Notes 4

Posted by on December 8, 2018 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Ohio Wine Festival, held by North Market in the Short North of Columbus, Oh July 13-14. App is through North Market Vendor page, no fee, booth is $275. They do provide tents, but I used my own canopy. I did this show because I had to many open weekends in my schedule and being new too all of this I was behind on jury apps that are usually 6 months before. Lesson learned. The festival is very busy and very popular, but people do not expect to see anything but wine. That being sa...

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Show Notes 3

Posted by on November 16, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Grandview Hop, monthly one day show in the Columbus Suburb of Grandview. June 30,2018

This is not a show I would recommend for anyone out of town, but I will review for the sake that it is valuable to anyone to keep a local presence. It can help you promtote other parts of your business, online sales and usually are inexpensive to attend. This show is $40 for a booth and my sales are typically $100 plus some online sales or commissions af...

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Show Notes 2

Posted by on October 31, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Crocker Park Fine Art Fair June 9-10, 2018

This is a Howard Alan event, applications are taken up to 1 week before the event, jewelry is the only catagory that usually fills up with them. This show is setup in a outdoor shopping mall on the streets with 90 artists. Event fees are $395 with the app fee. West side of Cleveland is being regentrified and the crowd is mid 30's mostly. This is the mid west though, so expect a good portion of that demographic. I heard quite a bit o...

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Show Notes 1

Posted by on October 19, 2018 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey there, so I want to jump right into going over and reviewing the arts festivals that I have attended. I keep detailed notes for each show, sales, treatment, load in/out, app date, price and app date. I will be as transparent as I can be about the shows and sales. Each of these posts I will review 2 shows. 

Delaware Arts Festival May 19-20, 2018

This show is located in downtown Delaware, Ohio. The area ...

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Going on the road full time

Posted by on October 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I am not sure where to begin, so I will just start. I slowly progressed as a self taught film photographer to the point where I now do this full time. I travel to arts festivals and fairs about 35 weeks a year and my living comes from those sales. When I decided to pursue this as a full time career I made a lot of lists and tried to prepare as best as I could. There is no rule book or how to that exists as far as I know. I definitely made some mistakes in the beginning and I want to share the...

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Key West Bicycle

Posted by on February 9, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I was lucky enough to have lived in Key West for a little while. This photograph was not taken while I lived there, but on a return trip to hang out. It was shot with a Nikon F5 on Kodak Portra 160

Is Processing Your Own C-41 Worth It

Posted by on December 11, 2017 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The economy of c-41 kits and chemistry is questionable and requires experience and personal judgement as to how far you can push it before it is exhausted. One thing is for sure it is not creative like black and white processing. It is just a simple recipe with an exact time and temperature. There are ways of adjusting these two factors, but you still end up with the same result. As I continue to grow my business, I am constantly at a crossroad of sorts of how m...

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Fold Under Before Sealing

Posted by on October 13, 2017 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I started shooting in 2001, at least this is when I first was able to buy a 35mm film slr. I purchased it on a credit card for $450, and it was a huge purchase for me at the time. I was around cameras and used cameras quite a bit skateboarding as a kid. And that is what really got me into photography and filming in the first place. 

I shot with my Nikon N65 for many years and I still have the camera. I have not used the camera in a lon...

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