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I am a newbie to the bigger art shows. Have been in several shows but St James will be my first show that uses the point system, which I don't understand at all. I did see where in one of the discussions here someone mentioned two point deduction for your booth shot alone. Please tell me any suggestions you may have from prior experience you may have in this area.

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Hi Paula, I dropped in a reduced size of the booth you posted last night.

Here's the critique I posted in the other forum. Always make sure the sides of the canopy are attached so it minimizes the hot spots under the panels. And overall, the interior of the booth is too dark. And if you take out the internal short wall, you might be able to use it in the front right side to complete the ten foot wall. The best booth pictures are set up using three ten foot walls which keeps it simple. Your booth is too cluttered. Arrange the pieces more symmetrically.

Lightening the image is easy. Yes it should be done in Photoshop or another image editing program. But when you take the picture you can set the camera to auto bracket so it gives you three exposures to choose from. But don't forget that every images needs some adjusting afterwards to be more accurate. Digital cameras and film cameras never captured perfect images that couldn't be improved by doing some adjusting. Shooting transparencies (slides) took years of trial and error to get good exposures and composition knowing that the slide was the finished product.

Larry Berman
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100

Oh ok, I just took this one with my iphone. I will have to have my son use his good camera and then let him play with it. He is good at that kind of thing. I am not. Thanks

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