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its 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?  

Not sure which photo will be best to use for the " Booth Photo" 


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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 I got is from J J Sunshades ( and comes in many colors and custom sizes. It is woven of some vinyl-like material but doesn't mildew when put away wet (unlike my tent sides!) and is heavy enough to lie flat on grass. Plus it folds neatly into a tote that they give you. Call them up and they will send you samples. 

The only other thing that I am concerned about is that you are displaying only 5 large pieces which makes your booth look a little bare. Do you offer framed, smaller sizes? If you could add them, It would make the display more visually interesting  plus it would give your customer a better idea of what size to order (assuming you take orders.)

I think the print bins are nice looking and could go anywhere. 

Nice view under the panels. You need the canopy walls to eliminate distractions. And raise the tripod to eye level.

larry Berman 


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

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.

All three booths have only large pieces and will have jurors question if you have smaller work.

Larry Berman

Yes I have a ton of smaller work..  Framed.. I thought less was more for jurors..   12x24s and 18x24s.  

Add a few smaller under the large pieces in a balanced symmetrical way, keeping the color or theme the same.

Larry Berman

Sounds Good!  Thanks..  What about the photo bins.. Leave them out.. Or which photo you like the best with them?  

You need at least one bin if you intend to use bins at shows,

larry Berman 

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 like the photo of my booth?  Or in the middle?   


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 display it.

Your shot does not answer that question for me. Either you are going to be showing large and beautiful photos only, with almost no inventory, or you are going to be selling lots of little things with your jury shots of the big photos to get you into the show . (See what I mean, confusing.) 

If you will be selling large photos only, then you are on the right track.

I think others are pointing out the floor and the space under your walls because there isn't much else to see in there.

 I have seen other photographers who have a full booth by having more walls, half walls, walls in the center of the booth, more work hanging.

I realize that you are just starting out; maybe there is an inexpensive way to get more work in there?

I think that what you have up so far looks good.


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