I was out photographing at a state park which I frequent once or twice a week in my area. The park manager approached me as I was packing away my gear and engaged me in conversion regarding my photography, as the conversion moved along it turns out he was a pretty knowledgable photographer in the past.
He wanted to see some of my work saying they (the park) were looking for some images from local artists to hang in the welcome center, of course I'm with out an actual standard portfolio as of yet, but I do have a number of finished matted images I can present. I am approached here and there from time to time by people saying were can I see your work, or do you sell your photos, but the park manager really seamed very interested. I feel this might be a good chance to get some exposer, be it only local.
How should I proceed here? Should I charge for the prints or donate them for the initial exposer it would bring?
Would it be a good idea to have them display an artists statement along side the images?
I should state here I've never been in a public show outside of the one group show I entered at the small community collage were I attended a number of photo courses, so my experience is limited
Any guidance here would be appreciated, I would really like to not screw this up the first time out.