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  • March 3, 2015

    Booth Pictures 2015

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    Besides the artists who come to my house and set their booth up for me to photograph, I’ll be able to take booth pictures at the following art shows in the Pittsburgh area and Boston Mills…    Read More…>>

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    April 19, 2013

    Improving Jury Images and Artwork Photography

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    Examples of my artwork photography and before and after examples of jury images I’ve improved. This featured image will change every few months with new artwork images as I photograph them. Continue to scroll down to read new articles on the web site.    Read More…>>

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    June 2, 2015

    Robert Stadnycki at Shadyside

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    Robert Stadnycki, who used to run the Harrisburg art shows recently survived stage four colon cancer and is looking great.    Read More…>>

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    March 17, 2015

    iPhone Camera Photography Tips

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    No, I haven’t gone over to the dark side and still recommend using a real camera to photograph your artwork or booth for jurying. But I have been investigating getting better quality pictures from my iphone camera. And by better quality, I don’t mean improved composition. I mean technically improved pictures with less blurriness (sharper) […]    Read More…>>

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    February 24, 2015

    Care and Feeding of Your Jury Images

    As an artist, your jury images are your most important asset. This article will explain how to set your camera to capture high quality photographs your artwork and offer some tips on managing images on your computer.    Read More…>>

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    February 4, 2015

    2015 St Louis Mock Jury Images and Comments

    A link to download the juror comments, images and jury scores from the 2015 St Louis mock jury    Read More…>>

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    January 25, 2015

    Sturdy Pop Up Tents

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    There’s a movement on the art show circuit to not allow pop up type tents at shows because of the damage created when the weather becomes severe    Read More…>>

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    Jewelers Jury Images Used by Another jeweler

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    For the second time, jeweler Michele LeVett had her jury images stolen and used by another jeweler to apply to shows    Read More…>>

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    Booth Picture in the Snow

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    Last week a wood artist came to my house and set up his booth in the snow for me to photograph.    Read More…>>

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    Happy Winter

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    Our winter holiday card. Each year (actually most major holidays) we do a picture with our puppies.      Read More…>>

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    November 16, 2014

    10 Tips to Help You Get Into Better Art Shows

    1 – Choosing which shows to apply to
    Research shows before you apply. Find out if it’s a good fit for your style or price range. Too often basic questions about shows are asked on the forums after the artist has applied and been accepted. Continue reading the rest of the tips.    Read More…>>

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    November 7, 2014

    How to Photograph a Lamp

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    The lighting set up is nothing out of ordinary. I shoot with two studio strobes bounced into oversize white umbrellas for diffused light. The lighting from the lamp comes through due to a slower shutter speed.    Read More…>>

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    Connie Mettler interview with Bruce Baker and Larry Berman

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    On Tuesday November 11th at 5:00PM, Connie Mettler will interview Bruce Baker and myself on Art fair Insiders.    Read More…>>

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    October 7, 2014

    Clean Booth Pictures for Jurying

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    My recent article about how to photograph your booth has made a great many artists more aware of their booth picture, and now many of those artists are looking to up their game and improve their jury presentation. I’ve put together some examples of booth pictures that I’ve done some editing on in the past […]    Read More…>>

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    October 5, 2014

    Photographing Jewelry on Black Plexiglass

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    We’ve all seen (and maybe admired) this type of photograph. Jewelry laid out on a shiny black surface with a reflection underneath. And sometimes with a circular spot surrounding the piece. A few years ago when I was first practicing photographing jewelry, I ordered a few pieces of black plexiglass to experiment with. Thinking the […]    Read More…>>

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    September 15, 2014

    Photograph Your Booth

    How important is the booth photo? Besides the artwork images, the booth image can easily make or break an artist’s career doing art shows by keeping you out of even the shows that are considered easy to get into.     Read More…>>

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    Focus Stacking to Photograph Jewelry

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    Jewelry is known to be one of the most difficult art forms to photograph. At art shows, aside from it being the most populated and competitive medium to jury in, the small size of most pieces makes it very difficult to photograph, especially trying to keep the entire piece in focus. Usually any angle except […]    Read More…>>

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    Web Site Marketing 101

    I received a sales call telling me my web site could be marketed better. But what could have been better was that they could have actually tried to sell me marketing on one of my web sites.    Read More…>>

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    July 20, 2014

    With Connie, Greg and Nels at Ann Arbor

    A few pictures from Ann Arbor Wednesday 7/16 when I was there taking booth pictures.     Read More…>>

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    June 18, 2014

    Feedback from the Jury

    Does getting feedback from the jury benefit us? Or more important, does getting feedback in a mock jury improve our chances of getting into top shows? Any artist with experience doing art shows understands how random jurying is. Some jurors will like your work and some won’t. Some jurors will understand what you’re doing and […]    Read More…>>

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    May 22, 2014

    Be Prepared

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    I love shooting black and white with my Fuji X100S and I try to carry it everywhere. I feel that if I’m carrying a camera all the time, I have a responsibility to take pictures when they throw themselves at me. But the other day turned out to be a color day    Read More…>>

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    May 2, 2014

    Help Applying to an Art Show

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    If you’re reading this, it’s because you’ve looked for an art show to apply to and my name and phone number are listed on the show’s web site for artists that need help with their application or their images. Among the art and fine craft shows that list me as a resource are Paragon Art […]    Read More…>>

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    April 30, 2014

    Getting Started Photographing Your Own Art

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    The easiest way to get started photographing your own artwork.
    1 – Decide on a background
    2 – Control the lighting
    3 – Set the camera properly    Read More…>>

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    April 27, 2014

    How Much Inventory and Pricing When Starting Out

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    The most asked question by photographers just starting out is how much inventory to bring to their first art show. I have three rules to go by. First – understand that what you may think your most popular images are may not be public opinion. Choosing a body of proven sellers comes from experience, doing […]    Read More…>>

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    April 24, 2014

    Zenfolio Photo Galleries

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    To condense the various web sites that I list my photographs for sale on, and hopefully sell more, I set up an account with Zenfolio and created galleries of all my different styles of work    Read More…>>

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    April 17, 2014

    Happy Easter 2014

    Our latest cute puppy holiday picture    Read More…>>

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