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Larry Berman
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Taking Professional Jewelry Photos

Started this discussion. Last reply by A. Denise Rollings-Martin on Wednesday. 1 Reply

The importance of a good booth picture

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The importance of a good booth picture

The importance of a good booth picture 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. Some artists spend a great deal of money having their artwork photographed but don’t even think of improving their booth picture until they start an application, if they even think about it at all. Like the art images, the booth image needs to be…See More
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A. Denise Rollings-Martin replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"Thanks again Larry. "
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A. Denise Rollings-Martin replied to Larry Berman's discussion Taking Professional Jewelry Photos
"I really want to thank you for all the knowledge you so freely give to us.  I'm just in my 3rd year of doing juried shows and it has helped me so much.  Please let me know if I can ever do anything for you.  Your generosity with…"
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Taking Professional Jewelry Photos

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. Occasionally I get asked by jewelers…See More
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Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"Yes, very fine article indeed. A note about lens selection: Larry mentions using a 28mm lens which is considered wide angle. A normal focal length lens is 50-60mm. But digital cameras are not the same as older 35mm film type cameras. So the digital…"
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Larry Berman replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"Absolutely Photoshop the images back in over the same images showing reflections. If you can't get professional results, I can do it for you. It's something I've been doing for artists and photographers for years. When shows say…"
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Donald Golden replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"Larry, Great words here as always.  I've heard you address the issue I face previsouly, but can't remember the suggested solution.  I frame all of my photography in antique windows with original glass.  Removing the glass…"
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Joel Lockridge replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"excellent article. Thanks for posting! I admit my booth image is the weakest link for me."
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Larry Berman replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"Artists with one of a kind work shouldn't be concerned if their current jury images are in the booth picture. Booth pictures are taken 6 months to a year in advance and work is expected to sell. The art work in the booth picture should be…"
Monday
Robert Johnson replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"Larry Nice article, thanks. My work is constantly changing, new designs, new product, etc. Is it important that all your image photos are also in your booth image. Also, how often do you need to do new booth shots?"
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Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows

Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows I finally got around to listening to the podcast on reasons why you don't get into shows. Listening to the three show directors discuss ways to help your chances of getting into shows made me realize I need to republish some of my articles here on Art Fair Insiders. The three factors discussed in the podcast are, 1 - your images, 2 - your booth and 3 - the artist statement. I'll start with my article on how to photograph your booth. It ran in Sunshine…See More
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Larry Berman posted a discussion

The importance of a good booth picture

The importance of a good booth picture 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. Some artists spend a great deal of money having their artwork photographed but don’t even think of improving their booth picture until they start an application, if they even think about it at all. Like the art images, the booth image needs to be…See More
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Larry Berman replied to Dawn Casella's discussion Please give advice on my booth shot
"I would create a s cation of small pieces hanging at the back of the left wall instead of using the table. For the picture, turn the walls so the white side faces in or the jurors won't think you have a white canopy. Then reverse them at the…"
May 16
Larry Berman replied to Dawn Casella's discussion Please give advice on my booth shot
"In general it's not bad. Because of the silver walls ( you need more panels), you need to see more of the white roof so it's obvious it's a white canopy. The table with the small stuff needs to be downsized. Fewer small things and if…"
May 15

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Over thirty years experience doing over a thousand art shows. Now I do consulting with artists helping them improve their jury images, booth slide and presentation. Jury slide photography of artwork.
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Rent Your Display

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Rent Your Display

I added the option to list display equipment for rent in the For Sale and Trade forum. If you have display equipment sitting around that you only use a few times a year, why not have it generate some extra money for you. I rent my Pro Panels out a few times a year and they have paid for themselves a few times over.…



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Taking Professional Jewelry Photos

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 2



My next article is detailed information on how to take good jewelry photographs describing the camera and lighting equipment and some tips on how to use it.

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…

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Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows



I finally got around to listening to the podcast on reasons why you don't get into shows. Listening to the three show directors discuss ways to help your chances of getting into shows made me realize I need to republish some of my articles here on Art Fair Insiders.



The three factors discussed in the podcast are, 1 - your images, 2 - your booth and 3 - the artist statement.



I'll start with my article on how to photograph…

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Happy Holidays

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 6:42am 1 Comment

Happy Holidays

Here's our new holiday card. Our puppies have been taking flying lessons this year.

old cards can be seen here.



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Professional Photographs of Jewelry

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 8:48pm 7 Comments

I've been really busy lately, including having rotator cuff surgery three weeks ago. But this weekend I finally had time to write an article that's been on my mind for a few months now. From time to time I get asked by jewelers how to take their own professional quality pictures of their work. So I wrote a detailed article about the equipment I have and some tips on how to use it.…

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At 9:39am on October 24, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Here's a gift for you, Larry, to help you keep all discussions rolling on the Internet. Thanks for keeping folks on their toes.
At 11:47am on November 02, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for these tips, Larry. I did some more streamlining of it last night and will use this info too. Keeping it simple and understandable is important.
At 2:22pm on February 15, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for referring Dawn to the site!
At 2:21pm on March 09, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Congratulations, Larry. You have chosen you as an "art star" for your continuous generosity in sharing your expertise, personal experience, and friendly support to the members of this community.
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At 11:21pm on July 22, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you for your referral of Linda and Jim!
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Thank you for referring Leslie to the site!
At 12:53pm on August 25, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks Larry for referring Kathryn Riechert to our group. Your help makes this a great site for artists.
At 10:39pm on August 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you Larry for referring David johnson to Art Fair Insiders. We appreciate all you do.

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