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Chris van atta
  • Jacksonville, NC
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Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Jul 24. 10 Replies

Okits been frustrating knowing what will work to get me even considered into a juried show,  I submittted before, but did not have pro panels, and well alot of folks here mentioned for me to get rid…Continue

Booth photo? Can I take the photo in my driveway or yard?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judee Moonbeam Jul 18. 5 Replies

Was curious.  I have been purchasing my tent and supplies to polish up my jury tent photos and set up..  I have seen folks submitting images with their tents already set up at a event it seems.. I…Continue

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Seeking Black | Dark Grey Pro Panels | NC | FL | Nearby

Started Feb 16 0 Replies

I will be heading to Key West Florida Next week.. I am in search of Pro Panels. Original.. Continue

Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Bernstein Nov 28, 2017. 17 Replies

HelloI have applied to 3 juried art festivals.. All 3 I have checked them out the prior years to see how many vendors there were selling photographs and If mine were different enough to be part of…Continue

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Judy Christian replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"Chris, I  know that I have no business trying to help you as I am not 2D. I feel that we submit photos of our work to the jury, plus one booth shot, and that the booth shot is to show the jurors what we are bringing to the show and how we will…"
Jul 24
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"Ok,, So I was Thinking...  You mentioned side walls... But I know my side walls do not extend all the way to the ground and will still have a good amount of Pro Panel Leg showing.. About the ProPanel Photo Bin.. Should I have to in the corner…"
Jul 24
Larry Berman replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"You need at least one bin if you intend to use bins at shows, larry Berman "
Jul 24
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"Sounds Good!  Thanks..  What about the photo bins.. Leave them out.. Or which photo you like the best with them?  "
Jul 23
Larry Berman replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"Add a few smaller under the large pieces in a balanced symmetrical way, keeping the color or theme the same. Larry Berman"
Jul 23
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"Yes I have a ton of smaller work..  Framed.. I thought less was more for jurors..   12x24s and 18x24s.  "
Jul 23
Larry Berman replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"No awning because it will block the top of the booth and distract the jurors. Always have the canopy sides hanging behind the walls to cut down on distractions. Read my article.http://bermangraphics.com/blog/photograph-your-booth/ All three booths…"
Jul 23
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"Larry Which photo works best of the 3?  I was wondering if I should have used the side walls or not... What it I am using awnings?  Should I have them attached? Or leave them out?   Chris"
Jul 23
Larry Berman replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"Nice view under the panels. You need the canopy walls to eliminate distractions. And raise the tripod to eye level. larry Berman "
Jul 23
Linda Tenukas replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.
"I like your last one but first things first. Please please do something with your floor. That big stain on what I assume is concrete is the first thing I notice about your booth. A waterproof floor covering isn't that hard to find. The one…"
Jul 22
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Booth Photo | Advice | Please Help for Success.

Okits been frustrating knowing what will work to get me even considered into a juried show,  I submittted before, but did not have pro panels, and well alot of folks here mentioned for me to get rid of the metal grids that I was using at the time..  So i did..Was going to apply to some winter shows coming and the corner, in Florida. Wanted to see what you seasoned folks here would think, which photo would be best for a overall tent shot that they ask for..Not sure where to put the Photo Bins?…See More
Jul 22
Judee Moonbeam replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth photo? Can I take the photo in my driveway or yard?
"That's the best way to do it. No distractions, all the time you need to get it just right. Crop your photo so it doesn't include a clutter garage or side of neighbor's home. Many juries prefer booth shots to be anonymous, so make sure…"
Jul 18
Cindy Welch replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth photo? Can I take the photo in my driveway or yard?
"I love the panda painting.  Very pretty. Congratulations on completing your first show.  We find we learn something at each event we do.  So my advice is ... don't ever think you've learned it all.  Keep looking for…"
Jul 18
Eric Urquhart replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth photo? Can I take the photo in my driveway or yard?
"I think that's the only way it should be done. Go for it."
Jul 17
Kristy Guenther replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth photo? Can I take the photo in my driveway or yard?
"I took my very first booth photo in my driveway and it worked fine. I don't think it was possible to tell, as I cropped the photo so that only the booth was visible. I don't think the shows care as long as it's an accurate…"
Jul 17
Greg Little replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth photo? Can I take the photo in my driveway or yard?
"I have always taken my best booth photos in my back yard. It is better to be able to set up the booth facing the most favorable direction and having the time to wait for the best lighting and lack of glare from the days changing sunlight and weather…"
Jul 16

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Booth Photo Question for submission! | Can I set it up in my yard? for Jury Photo?

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

I have been gathering all the supplies needed to complete my booth set up!  I have finally arrived !  Excited to set it up & take photos of it for submission. 

My question is.. You think it will be ok to set it up in the yard? Or my storage location where there is plenty of room?   Or is a must to have it set up at a actual show?   There are deadlines coming upper some Florida shows and I need to have this done soon.. 

What is the best practice?  Will it…

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Print Bins | Photography | Anything I need to Know?

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 6:39pm 9 Comments

Hello

Asking the veterans out there.. I have been preparing my show tent for Jury..  I am a photographer and will be selling smaller packaged prints of my larger photos on display...  

I see that pro panels  make a type of print bin?   Are there any dos and dont's  or advice I need to know for my submission to Jury?  

Placement in booth?

Type?

alternative possibilties? 

Logistics for success in my photo submission of…

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At 9:07am on March 27, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the information you need to get started on this new path.  Thanks and best of luck as you proceed.

At 10:57pm on April 3, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Chris. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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