How To Take Successful Photos For Your Application


We all know that when you submit an application to be juried into a Howard Alan Events Art Festival or an American Craft Endeavors Craft Festival, that your photos really matter. It is what the jury uses to score your artwork!

So, we wanted to give you some guidance on how to make your photos turn out the best that they possibly can!

First, you could hire a professional photographer. However, that could be costly, but at least your results are guaranteed.

Next, we have a few other suggestions for you:

(1) Equipment: Purchase a good quality digital camera.

(2) Lighting: We suggest to avoid any direct sunlight. The best type of light would be on an overcast day. Although, most digital cameras take care of the lighting for you!

(3) Backdrop: You do not want to use just any type of background. We suggest using a neutral background. Fabric would be acceptable.

(4) Taking the Picture: Make sure the picture is high resolution. If it isn’t high resolution, the printing quality will be poor.

Heidi Barron: Glass Sculpture

Above, is a great example of a perfect photograph of a piece of artwork!

We hope you found this information helpful. Please feel free to comment on what works best for you!

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About Howard Alan Events

For nearly three decades, Howard Alan and American Craft Endeavors have allowed more than 10,000 artists to exhibit their original work to millions across The United States. When our company began, our art and craft shows showcased a handful of exhibitors. Today, a typical Howard Alan or American Craft Endeavors event features 100-300 talented artists and fine crafters. No matter where you are, you are sure to find one of our stellar events nearby. Our shows take us to destinations like Aspen, Chicago, Alexandria, Vail, and Fort Lauderdale…just to name a few! Our great outdoor venues, fantastic crafters, and talented artists allow us to consistently be ranked among the top art and craft shows in the country. Visit a show and see for yourself why we are the very best!

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