Are you tired of all the pictures of our Fobot booth? No? Really? Oh, you’re just being nice. But what I am about to show you is officially the BEST BOOTH SHOT EVER. Here’s what happened…
After St. Louis, we spent a lot of time evaluating what we did wrong (wobbly pedestals on uneven ground + small children = disaster). Ok, maybe not a LOT of time. Our next show in Bethesda, Maryland, is only a week away now. But we came up with a display unit design that proved to be cool looking, easy to assemble and break down, and solid as a rock. And then, of course, we needed to set the whole thing up again, tent and all, so I could get a picture for upcoming show applications. That’s a helluva lot of work for one photo, but art fair juries are extremely competitive, and I’ve been reading a lot lately regarding the importance of having a good booth shot. Something accurate, something that shows your work to advantage, but something artistic and eye-catching as well. I did a lot of research, and one thing that I noticed was that nobody had any shots taken at night. Hmmm, how much extra work would it be to set up the lights as well?
So last Monday, we went to work. Funny how much easier and less stressful it is to set up when the clock’s not ticking. Got it all up early enough to take plenty of daylight shots in case the night-time plan wasn’t feasible. And then we waited for dark. And waited. Neighbors wandered by, wondering if gypsies had encamped on our friend’s parking pad. The wind started picking up. Clouds started rolling in. Just a little longer, it’s still not dark enough yet. Rumbles of thunder and lightning getting closer. Closer. Finally, Phil said “We’ve got to get out of here before Armegeddon starts”. Just a few more pictures, please?
And that’s how we got this: