Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I've read that the booth shot should not be crowded. Is this OK?
I've read not to have a chair in the picture, so I left mine out. What about the table? Should I get rid of that and/ or the print bin. I have another bin, should I add that to the other side? I do plan on purchasing mesh walls, but this is what I have to work with so far.
Any advice would be appreciated!
A great start, Don. You've obviously been paying attention ;) My only problem is that although that rug is great, it really is distracting. Maybe take it out for your photo and/or aim the camera angle so it doesn't show so much floor.
Don't show the roof framing. They know it is a tent and has framing but don't show it. The bin is fine. If you are going to use a bin, it should be in the booth shot. Not sure it the table should be in it but it looks ok, with it. I agree with Connie, the carpet grabs all the attention. Fine if you are selling carpet :-)
I agree with Connie and Larry. A much "calmer" carpet would work much better with the artwork. I would say a medium/dark gray carpet will not draw attention to itself.
Thanks Jeff. I guess I could photoshop that rug into any color I want. I did that to extend the black cloth that hangs over the grid panels. I am in the middle of buying three mesh walls (I hope!)from a gentleman. So I think I'll just wait until I get those then redo the whole thing.
Thanks again all. I think I'm on the right path!
If the mesh panels are white, it's going to look a LOT different.
This is a very quick, sloppy, half a$$ed trial. However does it give you an idea?
Your original picture looks much more pleasing than this one. The new one is more on the idea for a juried booth shot. NOT anywhere near what should be finished work but taking what you had and just a little modifying.
Wow!! Guess I'm going to have to learn how to do Photoshop!
Or even this with your carpet. In this case the tan lines in the carpet are just subdued. And the framing is mostly gone, with the top subdued. The carpet looks nice. You just don't want it pulling too much attention. Now it seems to coordinate with the frames. Let them see the booth looks nice but not linger on the image too long. Get them back to looking at the individual submissions of artwork.