Professional Photographs at the LA Bottle Show

Hi Ferdinand,

I’ll be taking photographs at the LA Bottle and Collectible Show this year. I plan on having my own booth set up with a back-drop and some lights also.

I will be doing shifts of walking around the show taking pictures for the club in exchange for my table, and manning my booth to take pictures of show attendees’ bottles under controlled, and professional lighting conditions. The photos I will be taking at my table will not be for the show, but a personal endeavor to try and market my photography to individual bottle collectors. I will be charging a small fee for collectors to place their bottle in the “spotlight” and have some professional quality photos taken for either their personal collection or for if they are trying to sell their bottle. I haven’t gotten all the details worked out, but I will have some example photos for people to see and choose their shots. I will be offering a package of 3 choice photos for $20, with each additional photo for $5 each after that. The photo release form will include areas for descriptions, values, etc. that will be typed up and included with the bottle photos that will either be emailed to the collector, or posted on a photo download site with individual secure passwords.

If I have time I plan to make up a small flyer before hand for what I will be doing. The reason Pam and my dad suggested I mention this to you is in case you would be so helpful as to mention in one of your website postings that the LA Show will have a show photographer, as well as a photography booth where they can bring their best bottles to be professionally photographed. It would be great if people knew ahead of time and could prepare. I would gladly promote both Peachridge Glass and the FOHBC at my table. Let me know if you would be able to mention this for me.

See you at the Auburn show!

Scott Selenak

29 September 2012 (Saturday) Santa Ana, California – New Date & New Location – The Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club’s 46th Annual Antique Bottle, Fruit Jar, Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale will be held at the Santa Ana Elks Lodge, 212 Elk Lane, Santa Ana, California 92701, Dealer setup: 7:00 am – 9:00 am; Early Buyers: $5.00 – 8:00 am – 2:30 pm; General Admission: $3.00 – 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. Info Contact: Don Wippert, 818.346.9833 or Email: or Dick Homme 818.362.3368. See Show Ad, FOHBC Member Club

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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