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  • May 26, 2016

    How to Photograph Your Booth

    One of the most popular articles I’ve written is how to photograph your own booth.    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.     Read More…>>

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    October 25, 2016

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    The most difficult type of artwork to photograph is jewelry. That’s because of it’s small size and that it can have many reflective surfaces. And because of it’s small size, it’s very difficult to keep the entire piece in focus. Also the jewelry medium is the most competitive. Most art shows receive more jewelry applications than any other medium. That’s why it’s important to have excellent images of jewelry that make the pieces pop when viewed by the jury.    Read More…>>

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    October 2, 2016

    Vote

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    More than ever, it’s extremely important for everyone to vote for president this year. The country is divided over the two candidates to the point where each side is thinking the world will end if the opposing candidate gets elected.    Read More…>>

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    September 30, 2016

    Missing Checkbox

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    Missing check box to complete an application I recently received a call from an artist who couldn’t complete an application using Entrythingy. The last line on the page was a check box with the words “I have read and understood the entry instructions” with a link to continue to the next step. The problem is […]    Read More…>>

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    April 27, 2016

    What’s Your Dream Show

    Holy s**t, I just got accepted to St Louis. So, reveling in the high you can only get when those hard to get into shows invite you, I paid my booth fee and sat down to write about it.    Read More…>>

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    April 24, 2016

    Photograph Your Art in Your Booth

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    Photograph your art in your booth, studio or wherever it’s convenient For years I’ve been recommending using your art show tent as a large diffused light source if you have large or difficult to photograph artwork. Think about how good your artwork looks when you set up at a show. Ideally you want to set […]    Read More…>>

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    Denny Laine Guitarist and Artist

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    Last week I got a call about scanning artwork to create high resolution digital images for reproduction. My web site contains a page that advertises my slide and artwork scanning services to Pittsburgh and it comes up number one when anyone searches, bringing me jobs from time to time. This job was different. The artwork […]    Read More…>>

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    April 4, 2016

    Bill Kinney – A Different Kind of Show Director

    Bill Kinney is a new breed of show director, coming from years of experience selling his own photography at art shows. His diverse background brings many skills to the table, making his shows in demand by some of the higher end artists on the circuit.    Read More…>>

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    February 25, 2016

    2016 Broad Ripple Open Jury

    2016 Broad Ripple Open Jury 517 artists competed for 230 spaces. Because of the severity of the weather forecast, I left after the jewelry category which took place immediately after lunch. Artists pay attention – if you upload images that are smaller than 1920, ZAPP is still adding wide black borders to make them 1920 […]    Read More…>>

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    January 3, 2016

    Happy Holidays

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    Each year we photograph our puppies for the major holidays. Our latest photograph is the puppies on the beach enjoying the morning sun. Here are a few of our older images starting with last years holiday picture of the puppies skiing.    Read More…>>

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    October 18, 2015

    My Favorite Art Event

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    An orthodox Greek convent contacted me about renting my Pro Panels for an event where they were auctioning religious icons that they paint.     Read More…>>

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    Photographing a Bracelet

    Photographing a bracelet showing how it will look on a wrist without using a model, which could be a distraction.    Read More…>>

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    October 2, 2015

    Bodies vs. Buyers

    When artists do not cover their expenses it is often because there were not enough qualified buyers at those events. This has happened to all of us. The issue is simply “bodies vs. buyers”, a concept we are all intimately familiar with. In a time where artists are failing at record numbers, the Show Director’s […]    Read More…>>

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    August 22, 2015

    The new Mary, Larry and Xena look

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    The new Xena look. Mary decided to add a pink streak to her hair. It wasn’t enough pink so she went back to have more pink put it. So we decided to have Xena have pink added to her ears and tail and were planning on taking a picture of Mary holding her. Trouble was […]    Read More…>>

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    August 21, 2015

    Customizing the Light Dome Canopy

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    Customizing the Light Dome Canopy If my Light Dome was a computer, I’d call this hacking it. I originally chose the Light Dome after purchasing a used Trimline because the Light Dome was lighter and had fewer parts. In short, it was easier to assemble for someone like me now in my 60’s. It wasn’t […]    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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    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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