The shows I have applied to that require a booth shot are generally
pretty specific about its requirements and purpose. Most require no
people or signage be visible. Posters are ok, as long as they don't
have your name emblazoned across them. I believe this is because the
jury process is generally supposed to be anonymous- the jurors are
not supposed to know the names or faces associated with the slides
they are looking at. As for the purpose of booth shots, it is to
show the jury you have a professional set up and that you will
contribute to the overall look and feel they wish to promote. I
generally set my booth up with everything except my sign and then
photograph. I do have large posters at the back of the booth, but no
names are visible.
Various shows will have different requirements; call the contact
person for the show if you have specific questions or concerns. They
are usually pretty helpful.
Nesheim Fuller Design
Mason City, Iowa enjoying 80 degrees again today, but looking at
only 50 degrees expected tomorrow!