How Does This Booth Slide Look to You? – Part 2


Hi, Connie,
I thought I’d send you a photo of my “new and improved” tent. I made the covers for the grid panels, got a better table cloth and a rug, hung the floor cloths on a rack, and set it up in our back yard so that there were no other tents or people in the photo. It’s pretty, don’t you think? Thanks again for your advice.

Schneider booth

booth before

before and after

Hello Eloise,

Yes, this is an improvement. Congratulations on all your hard work. It gives a much more professional presentation and should increase your chances of being accepted. Want to do some more work on it?

Hopefully it is a digital image and it will be easy for you to update this image. I suggest that you crop the photo down tighter, so that you see only the booth.

If you feel like shooting it again I would suggest you take out some more of the art. That will give it more of a gallery look. It would also be nice if you shot it on a sunny day. Make a great shot. Good luck to you.

Interested in Part I of this conversation? Visit this link and this one too.

Do any of my readers have comments? Please share them below.



3 Responses to “How Does This Booth Slide Look to You? – Part 2”

  1. Barbara J Carter Says:

    Some more comment for Eloise…

    1. Straighten the shot, it’s tilted to the left. You can do this either in PhotoShop or PaintShop Pro by rotating the entire image to the right (clockwise).

    2. Crop, as previously mentioned. Leave only a tiny bit of the tent showing, but mostly just crop tight to the booth itself.

    3. It’s okay to hang the art “salon style”, but leave at least a few inches between pieces. When the frames touch it looks crowded.

    4. Pay close attention to the curating (how pieces are arranged with respect to each other). Balance color and lines across several pieces. Put pieces that direct your eyes toward the left on the right, and vice versa.

    5. Put your strongest pieces on the back wall (and the front-facing panel) where they’re most easily seen. Put weaker pieces on the side walls.

    6. Don’t stress too much! Booth shots are always a work in progress.


  2. Jim Parker Says:

    I’d take the big black table out too– it doesn’t add anything, and puts a big black hole in the middle of your booth. Even if you use it at shows, I’d remove it for the booth shot so that you can focus on your art. That would let you spread out the work a bit more and reduce the clutter even further. If you can put some more art on the left wall or move the floor coverings a bit to the left of the entrance, that might help too.

    And the previous comments all make sense. Booth shots always take time. I do one every year, and I’m never completely satisfied.

  3. Dennis L. Schroeder Says:

    Connie & others have offered you some good advice, but as a retired merchant I might add this observation. What is your objective?…To impress the juries, or to sell product? If it is the latter, step back and look at your display through the eyes of a customer; if you capture the customer’s attention and your product stands, out all else doesn’t really matter. Does your booth capture attention more than your competitiors? Will it draw people in, to take a closer look at what you have to offer? Does the backgroung compliment or overpower the product that you have to offer? If you accomplish this, the juries can’t help but to buy into your work. These and others, are all questions you must ask yourself if you want to sell you product! Take off your prejudical glasses and look at your display it as a customer might!

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