Last weekend I went to an exhibition of "160 years of photographic art" in a local gallery.

The first thing that struck me was size - especially the modern offerings were HUGE. And the size of the frame was written in the leaflet as size of the work - which is ridiculous when you se a 6x4.5 platinum print in a 30x40" frame...

The second thing I noticed was quality. With a very few exceptions, it looked to me more like 160 years of steady decline...

So if you want to be taken seriously as an artist, get bigger trays! Never mind subject, composition - or even focus - just print BIG.