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Larry Berman
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Larry Berman replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"Most 2D artists use either Pro Panels or mesh walls from Flourish. Your display is lacking. Your grid walls do not take up the entire three 10 foot walls and you have a mix of sizes that creates an unbalanced display. Your bins are on a table…"
yesterday
Larry Berman replied to Lyra y Jose's discussion indoor show lighting for organic textile work
"I would imagine that they would be better than any other type of bulb for accurate color. But you should also realize that any light is better than no light and people's minds correct the color.Larry Berman"
Monday
Larry Berman replied to Lyra y Jose's discussion indoor show lighting for organic textile work
"Solux is the lighting used by most museums and art galleries. I have a Solux lamp that I use to match the color of reproductions to the scans on my color corrected monitor. Don't know if you've read the information on their web site or…"
Monday
Larry Berman replied to Jane Axman-Hyner's discussion My other booth shot
"More important is showing a unified body of work. Then arrange the paintings symmetrically in the booth, keeping the smaller sizes under larger sizes. Though you have smaller in the booth, they should be played down for jurying. Also if you're…"
Nov 17
Larry Berman replied to Kirk Bergman's discussion 2 types of photography in 1 booth
"Put the work you jury with on the back and one side and the other style on the other side wall.Larry Berman"
Nov 1
Larry Berman commented on JEFF LEEDY's blog post Tell me the truth. Are Art Shows dying or not?
"I don't have sales figures so I can't comment on 20 artists doing 5 figures, though 20 might have.What show are you referring to where they let almost 50% of the show be jewelers? That's a show I would never apply to. Some shows are…"
Nov 1
Larry Berman commented on JEFF LEEDY's blog post Tell me the truth. Are Art Shows dying or not?
"What I hear. Shows are not necessarily as lucrative as they used to be. Call it a new normal. But I'm hearing all the time from artists I work with that shows are doing well (not great) and then there are some surprises. Everyone has good and…"
Nov 1
Larry Berman replied to Kirk Bergman's discussion Questions about indoor setups
"If it's an indoor show, they won't let you use batteries because of fire laws. I used to travel with a generator but very few shows allow that anymore. I no longer do shows but used to travel with a small box of six clip on lights,…"
Oct 31
Larry Berman replied to Kirk Bergman's discussion Questions about indoor setups
"The bar across the front can support your lighting. It's over seven feet off the ground and wouldn't be a problem. I like to use either small reflector clip on lights with clamps holding them on so they don't fall, of spring arm lamps…"
Oct 31
Larry Berman replied to C.C. Barton's discussion Help! Trying to reassemble my C and H Mat Cutter Squaring Arm after a move
"tried calling you but the number on your web site is no longer in service. I took pictures of my C&H with the squaring arm flipped over and attached. Give me a call. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Oct 28
Larry Berman replied to Kirk Bergman's discussion Questions about indoor setups
"You need walls to hang your photographs on. Maybe you can rent or borrow a set of Pro Panels from a local artist who isn't doing a show that weekend. The fact that it's an indoor show may help someone decide to let you use their display. I…"
Oct 27
Larry Berman replied to Lyra y Jose's discussion Wanted: pro panels
"I rent my Pro Panels but I'm in Pittsburgh. Unless your show is close to MW it's not worth driving to pick them up. And if you're willing to rent, you should specify what dates the event are.Larry…"
Oct 20
Larry Berman replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Budding Photographer
"Robert had some good advice. There are a few places I would differ or add to. Not really the reason I started this forum but it's not a problem.In the 40 years I've done shows I never done my own printing. Sam's Club, Walmart or…"
Oct 18
Bernard Zalon replied to Larry Berman's discussion Gary San Pietro
"I met Gary in the late seventies.  We were set up outside of the WBAI Christmas Crafts Fair at Columbia University on Broadway.  It was freezing.  He had the most amazing photography. I'd never seen anything like it before or…"
Aug 31
Bill Shattuck replied to Larry Berman's discussion Gary San Pietro
"A smoking disclosure?"
Aug 28
Connie Mettler replied to Larry Berman's discussion Gary San Pietro
"Thanks for that sweet photo, Larry. What a loss ... a wonderful man, always cheerful but philosophical. So caring and sweet and kind and fun to be around. Peter has it right, Gary was the epitome of the artist network and caring for one another, the…"
Aug 2

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photography and improving jury images
Years in the Art Fair Business
33+
First show ever
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.
http://BermanGraphics.com

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How to Photograph a Lamp

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 7:11am 0 Comments

How to Photograph a lamp



Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 5



My next article consists of tips on how to take photographs of a lamp, or any object that is lit from within.



link to the article on the discussion forum

http://www.artfairinsiders.com/forum/topics/how-to-photograph-a-lamp



To see the examples of my art photography or improved jury…

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Cell Phone Photography Tips

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 11:07pm 5 Comments

Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 4



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) and better exposure.



My next article consists of tips on how to take better pictures with…

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The Care and Feeding of Your Jury Images

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 5:08am 0 Comments

Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 3



Once upon a time there was an artist who sold his paintings every weekend at art shows. He took a few pictures of his paintings, and for the few shows that required it, hung his paintings on the fence next to his house and took a “display” picture. The film was dropped off at the corner drug store where he picked up the slides three days later. He filled out a paper application, included two checks, a few 35mm slides and a self-addressed…

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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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Comment Wall (26 comments)

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.
At 4:42pm on July 16, 2010, Larry Berman said…
Hi Joseph, contact me directly by e-mail or telephone.

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100
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!
At 4:29pm on August 20, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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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.
At 8:59pm on September 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Tahnks, Larry, for referring Franki Martin to Art Fair Insiders.

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