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Gary Haynes
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Lighting Setup from a Deep Cycle Marine Battery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Weiss Apr 20. 179 Replies

I got lots of great ideas from this site on running my booth lights from a Deep Cycle Marine battery.  Here's the setup that I pulled together. From AmazonCharger - Schumacher SC-10030A SpeedCharge…Continue

Tags: lamps, display, booth, led, cycle

Artfair Source Book entries

Started Jul 17, 2011 0 Replies

Is it just the Colorado postings or are others seeing a slew of updates from 2010 that just got posted in the last week or so? For Colorado many of the shows that I would like information about had…Continue

Update to Square iPad software

Started Jul 13, 2011 0 Replies

Just found a new feature on the latest update to Square for the iPad. If you are using the item feature you can now enter multiple sizes of your item/print with a separate price for each. When you…Continue

Tags: card, credit, ipad, Square

Square Credit Card tip from a Photographer - And share your tips and tricks with the Square

Started Jun 22, 2011 0 Replies

I got a question on a comment I made about how I enter items and prices on the iPad for selling my photography.  Thought I would post the email that I sent.  If you have other tips lets share. Let’s…Continue

Tags: Tricks, entry, Tips, iPad, Credit

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Bobby Weiss replied to Gary Haynes's discussion Lighting Setup from a Deep Cycle Marine Battery
"Regarding big batteries, I was once at a show where an artist made his checkout podium his battery station. It was a thing of beauty! The battery  (or 2?) was on the bottom, he had installed outlet plugs, and he even had a latch so that it…"
Apr 20
Bobby Weiss replied to Gary Haynes's discussion Lighting Setup from a Deep Cycle Marine Battery
"Great idea, but 2 things I notice that were not really clear to me when I started: 1) the size of the inverter matters so maybe put something in there for that. 2) Everything I've been told has said that there is no reserve needed for (at…"
Apr 20
Mark Burris replied to Gary Haynes's discussion Lighting Setup from a Deep Cycle Marine Battery
"This is a great topic and I would like to share something that we just came up with that might help in this area.  We developed a calculator to help determine how long your light could last based on the amp hour rating of your battery and the…"
Apr 19
Mark V. Turner replied to Gary Haynes's discussion Lighting Setup from a Deep Cycle Marine Battery
"1) Booth Lights set up first. 2) Then plug light cords into 3-prong surge strip. 3) connect battery(ies) to inverter. [This has to be done right every time or you will burn out the inverter fusible link inside the inverter].. 4) plug surge strip…"
Apr 6
Mihia Karra replied to Gary Haynes's discussion Lighting Setup from a Deep Cycle Marine Battery
"Could you show the sequence of the connections for the set up ? Charger - Inverter - Battery - Lights. Thank you"
Apr 6

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Survey on sales from your website vs shows or other venues

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 12:00am 9 Comments

Most of us seem to have websites with our images for sale. There's been

numerous topics about price of web vs direct face to face sales.

I'd like to know what percentage of your total sales are done on the web. While

I have good browse stats with Google Analytics in the year that I have had a web…


Climate Change Affecting Outdoor Art Shows?

Posted on November 30, 2010 at 12:28am 4 Comments

That's the title on a Nov 2 article on the Huffington Post. Can't believe I was on the Huffington Post but saw it after I googled 'cleaning trimline canopy' triggered by a question from Josh over in the discussion section on how best to clean a canopy. Up pops this item. Turns out to be a pretty good article for anyone considering changing canopy types.

Check it out.…


Estes Park CO Fine Arts Guild show Sept 18-10

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 11:18pm 1 Comment

This was my second show of substance this year. Here's my experience.

Setup was pretty easy but the parking around the park in the center of town is a challenge. Being new at this it is very much a group effort. Surprised that folks would not simply pull up, get their stuff unloaded and then go park elsewhere so that the next person could do the same. Many pulled in and then setup their booth. Worked much better at teardown on Sunday.

Weather was…

My first outdoor show Windsor Colorado Fine Arts Festival

Posted on August 1, 2010 at 9:47pm 3 Comments

I was able to get into this local show on very late notice. This was the first year for the Windsor show and the committee that put the show together gets kudos from everyone I talked to about the smoothness of the operation, how they took care of everyone with multiple volunteers bringing water and snacks, a great reception on Saturday night and a solid organization.

Setup was Friday and I didn't arrive until about 5:30pm. Folks there said that a gust front had come…

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At 11:38am on March 31, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Gary. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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At 8:50am on September 9, 2010, Victor Edwards said…
Hi Gary,
My website is

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