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Larry Berman
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C.C. Barton commented on Larry Berman's blog post My Retrospective Booth Video
"Hi Larry, Really interesting to see the progression and changes to your work over the years (loved knowing about your start as a sports photographer).  I found the robotic narration a little off-putting however.  In fact, the smooth…"
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Larry Berman replied to Gaynell Parker's discussion exhibition proposals... anyone done one before?
"Can you post what you've written here or e-mail it to me personally so I can take a look at it? Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Aug 13
Larry Berman replied to Arash Rahimi's discussion Pro panels for Sale
"Where are they located? larry Berman "
Aug 12
Larry Berman replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"Too much of a border makes the image appear smaller. Larry Berman"
Aug 9
Larry Berman replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"The examples you sent me looked good with the description on the bottom. Make sure the black borders are clean. They both had white lines on the side. But that's exactly what I suggested as a way to present the images. Not for jurying but for a…"
Aug 7
Larry Berman commented on Wallace Fuller's blog post Saying Goodbye
"Stay well. It's been good knowing you. Larry Berman"
Aug 6
Larry Berman replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"I don't think 18 megapixels translates into quality, pixel dimensions in height and width are more important for digital images. As long as you start off larger then the final images will be, the editing won't be obvious. Contrast and…"
Jul 31
Larry Berman replied to CA Kaminski's discussion PAKS Gallery
"Contact them by e-mail and see what they want. From their web It might be legitimate or it might be a scam. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Jul 14
Larry Berman commented on Mark Loeb's blog post Art Fair Safety
"I was also on that Zoom call. Even with all the experience I have, I find that the amount of issues a show director has to deal with to be way more complicated than I realized. I wish more artists could understand what show directors have to go…"
Jul 2
Larry Berman replied to GEORGE NEUBERGER's discussion Air conditioning a booth?
"Be ready for lots of jealous artists. When I ran lights off my generator I use to offer lights to the booths on either side and the booth behind me. Larry Berman"
Jul 1
Larry Berman replied to GEORGE NEUBERGER's discussion Air conditioning a booth?
"Most shows don't allow generators. And the amount of electricity you're using at a show that offers electricity will cause circuits to blow if more artists use the same amount. There have been threads on using battery operated fans in your…"
Jun 30
Larry Berman replied to Sheryl Ball's discussion Flourish Mesh Wall Usage
"You need to keep the canopy walls down behind the mesh to eliminate (or cut down) on backlighting. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Jun 28
Larry Berman replied to Olesea Malancea's discussion Complete 10x10 ProPanels Setup with Lights and Shelves
Jun 25
Larry Berman replied to Olesea Malancea's discussion 10x10 Flourish Trimline Canopy with Awning and Bags
Jun 25
Larry Berman replied to Kerrin Pogozelski's discussion ISO Stay Bars for pop-up
"There are different styles of pop up tents so you might check with Flourish to see which would work with your tent. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Jun 23

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photography and improving jury images
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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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My Retrospective Booth Video

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 1:56pm 1 Comment

I was a member of a Zoom meeting group that discussed how to make a video of your booth and/or artwork for the shows that have gone virtual. Because I'm no longer doing shows I created this video of some of the different styles of photographs my wife and I created over the years.

I had a difficult time getting the narration to line…


Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting Oct 26

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

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A potential way to start art shows

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 11:30am 1 Comment

A potential way to start art shows on a limited basis. A drive by art show. Artists set their tents up either in the street facing the center of the street (if the street is wide enough) or on the sidewalk facing the street. Then potential customers slowly drive by stopping to ask questions or purchasing what they see.

Lots of issues and need of discussions.

Larry Berman…


Artists Needing New Jury Images

Posted on March 15, 2020 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

Shows are cancelling or rescheduling, but applications still have to be submitted. And for some artists that means needing new images. So for anyone hiring me to photograph their artwork or improve their images, I'll do 50% when the job is finished and you can pay the balance when you can afford it, no matter how long it takes, and you can even pay me off incrementally.

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At 8:46pm on November 14, 2018, Lauren G. Little said…

Hi Larry! You really are our neighbor! We live near Burchfield in Shaler. :)

At 1:27pm on February 01, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
Congrats, Larry! They chose you again. Thanks for being so helpful to so many people. I hope your return will come way before you get to heaven ;)
At 3:45pm on January 08, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
Happy new year, Larry. Thanks so much for playing Secret Santa with us again this year. Hope it was fun for you and the new year makes your dreams come true.
At 4:02pm on March 31, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
Congratulations, Larry. You did it again! The members appreciate your precise down to earth feedback. Many thanks for all you do to keep this network running along.
At 9:49am on January 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
Thanks for being a Secret Santa again this year, Larry. Happy new year!
At 4:48pm on February 01, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
Congratulations, Larry. Once again you've been voted "most helpful." Personally I can't think of a better winner. Thanks! Here's your Art Star.
At 3:54pm on December 24, 2012, Pat Falk gave Larry Berman a gift
Holiday wishes! Thanks again!
At 3:54pm on October 8, 2012, Kathy Alpert said…

Hi Larry, You are such a bank of knowledge...Yoda... I was wondering which insurance you would suggest to get for a weekend show for a newbie...which company? and  I had seen at one time there is a certain cart to haul everything to your sight...thanks, Kathy Alpert

At 12:23pm on January 20, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
Congratulations, Larry! Many thanks for all your contributions to this community.
At 5:26pm on October 26, 2011, Annette Piper said…
I like your page background Larry - even if the rest of AFI isn't ready for it ;)

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