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It's been a while since I've done a show, been busy with the gallery route and kids. I would like to hear your opinion on my new booth shot. Is the angle ok, or do they prefer the typical straight on shot?

Thanks in advance!

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Comment by Sara Shambarger on July 8, 2015 at 2:12pm

Hi Bryan, having seen hundreds of booth shots as a former director, your shot is ok, but a straight on image is preferred. That way jurors can see all of your booth, proportion, check the booth shot to work submitted and have the best possible chance to get a good sense of your art.

Hope this helps.

Comment by Robert Wallis on July 9, 2015 at 12:56am

The angled wall is a sticky point as a juror may wonder what's been hidden back there. A wider angle lens setting with the camera brought in closer would open up the outside walls and give a wider view. Watch out for sight lines and pay attention to alignment of edges of the paintings. I would suggest placing the 4 paintings on the left wall to the center wall with the small piece centered instead of on the outside of the grouping. The ceiling is too bright and needs to be toned down either with Photo Shop or if need be, a reshoot. Your work is good and is distinctive, but I really feel that a reshoot is needed to polish the overall presentation and make it pop.

Comment by Larry Berman on July 9, 2015 at 5:07pm

There's a forum for booth image reviews:

Weird gray vertical line to the left of the red painting on the right wall. Looks like part of a painting. Three ten foot walls is optimal for a booth shot.

Your canopy wall in the back under the panels looks strange, as does the circular indent in the grass probably from swinging the panel without lifting it.

You should be taking the picture when it's overcast so there is more even lighting within the frame.

Larry Berman

Comment by Greg Little on July 10, 2015 at 12:39pm

I would also remove the white thing behind the bottom rear wall. It was immediately noticeable. Rake up the leaves on the grass.

Comment by Brian Billings on July 13, 2015 at 1:22pm

Thanks guys for all the suggestions. This was just a quick test shoot while I was moving the equipment at 6am and 99 degrees outside. I will shoot again in December with your recommendations in mind. I'm in AZ and there's no such thing as overcast unless it's during a Haboob or in the winter!

Comment by Susan Parry on July 17, 2015 at 4:24pm

I'd use a rug. If Larry is reading this---Larry, would you Photoshop out the legs?

Comment by Larry Berman on July 17, 2015 at 5:04pm

Photoshop out the legs of the panels. Never. Otherwise it won't look like a real photograph. The legs need to be there as well as corresponding shadows.

Larry Berman

Comment by Ernie Komarek on July 22, 2015 at 11:47am

Maybe add skirting to the back side of the panels. Use either fabric with velcro attached to top or you can get them from Pro Panels depending on your budget. 

Comment by Susan Parry on July 22, 2015 at 5:26pm

I like the skirting idea--hadn't thought of it. I may try that myself--thanks


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