The Dreaded Booth Shot

My friend Annette came over this weekend and we worked on our booth shots for the jury application process.  We set up the tent in the barn to give it that outdoor feel without having to endure the elements of the weather.  This way, we could also leave everything up and tweak it for a day or two.  There's nothing like setting up for hours, taking the perfect picture, packing everything up, and  then coming home to look at you picture on the big screen and finding something you hate about it.  Here's some of mine from 2014 and 2015 taken exactly one year apart and then some of Annette's.  I'm still not happy with the lighting, but I still have it set up, so I can work on that today.

This year - I want to get the colors brighter.  It looks too washed out

This year - I want to get the colors brighter.  It looks too washed out

Beth helped out with the shelves and curtain rods and then Logan helped tuck that cabinet in the corner without knocking everything over - while I stressed over the rug getting dirty.

Booth shot from 2014 - notice the wrinkles!!!!  

Booth shot from 2014 - notice the wrinkles!!!!

 

Annette setting up her booth on Sunday

Annette setting up her booth on Sunday

She tweeked it some more so this is not her final shot

She tweeked it some more so this is not her final shot

On a final note, I had a ton of visitors at the studio yesterday.  My sister-in-law, Beth, came over to help sand and glaze.  Her 2 dogs decided that they were being left out and ended up walking over to the studio to play with Duke too.  Then Annette stopped by to take more pictures in better lighting and take her things home.  We had a delivery of wood and my mother-in-law stopped by.  Finally this little guy, Mason, came over to deliver his sister's Girlscout cookies with his mom and dad and check out everything including the tractor.  He is my cousin's son and just a cute an curious as he can be.  Adorable!!