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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 monthly with new artwork as I photograph it. Continue to scroll down to read new articles on the web site.    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 craft shows that list me as a resource are Howard Alan Events […]    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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    March 18, 2014

    High Quality Images in a Small Package

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    For years I’ve been complaining about the image quality in compact cameras, wondering if the manufacturer’s would finally add a larger sensor so us aging photographers could travel light and still capture high quality images. It finally happened    Read More…>>

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    March 17, 2014

    125, 300, 450 or more

    How many booths are too many at an art show? There was a recent uproar from artists when Bayou City went from 300 booths to 450 booths after everyone had applied and the application was closed. When they were late in sending out the space assignments, it was because they were busy calling wait listed […]    Read More…>>

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    March 15, 2014

    Bayou City Future in Jeopardy

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    In case you haven’t been following social media, particularly the Art Fair Review or NAIA Facebook forums (which you should join if you you haven’t already), you’ll find this difficult to believe. Bayou City spring show in Houston’s Memorial Park raised the number of exhibitor booths from 300 to 450, AFTER their application closed and […]    Read More…>>

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    March 8, 2014

    Two, Three or More

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    A commonly asked question from artists who create a lot of different work is whether it’s appropriate to include multiple items in a single jury image. I’ve even had artists who don’t create similar items want to put a few pieces in each image as a way of showing the jurors that they make a […]    Read More…>>

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    Application Submission Date and Time

    We’ve always though that images were viewed by jurors based on the date and time you submit your application. But a show I applied to recently and attended the open jury for (Columbus) chose random as the order they projected the images for the jurors. I received notice that I was on the waiting list […]    Read More…>>

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    February 9, 2014

    Columbus Open Jury 2014

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    Columbus open jury. Not more than about a dozen artists attended the first day. No matter how much we stress how important it is to attend an open jury to see both your presentation and what you are competing against, artists are just not taking advantage of this. The second day about 20 artists attended, probably to see if they made the second round.    Read More…>>

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    February 7, 2014

    Setting up a Booth in Snow 2014

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    Jury deadlines are coming up and for most art shows, artists need to submit a picture of their booth apply, even for deadlines in the middle of winter when it’s snowing.    Read More…>>

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    January 20, 2014

    Mounting an iphone or ipad

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    Doing double duty. A customizable mounting system for iphones and ipads that works in your vehicle and can double as an iphone camera mount.    Read More…>>

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    December 22, 2013

    Happy Holidays

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    Our holiday card for 2013. Happy Holidays from Mary, Larry, Elvis and Baby    Read More…>>

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    The Thinker

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    The latest addition to my Visitors Gallery. We had to have a new commode put in the other day.    Read More…>>

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    Best of Cheswick

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    For $79 you can also be the best in your profession in your local community, or at least hang up a plaque that lets people think it.    Read More…>>

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    December 3, 2013

    Apple iPad Mini Retina Color Problems

    Artists, and especially photographers, should be aware of this issue. Apple screwed up big time. They used what appeared to be a different technology on the mini 2 retina display and the colors look muted and somewhat washed out.    Read More…>>

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    November 19, 2013

    2014 Artisphere Open Jury Review

    The open jury for the 2014 Artisphere art show was Saturday November 16th, 2013. Artists got to see their jury images projected, and it gave them the opportunity to see how their images compared to the jury images of their competition. Artists who attend an open jury should take away something that can improve their chances of getting into art shows.    Read More…>>

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    November 10, 2013

    The New Definition of Owning Art

    Artists are struggling trying to keep up with the past. The value of art, or more specifically the value of owning art has changed. It’s time to reverse the trend by trying to bring art buyers and collectors back to the art shows instead of people who live their lives in social media.    Read More…>>

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