Since a picture is worth a thousand words, for visual artists and other product-based businesses, this could also mean thousands of dollars! Getting the images you need of your artwork is not difficult to do. Here’s a step by step guide on how to photographs your art without fancy studio equipment.
Step 1. Get what you need: Lights, Camera, and Artwork.
You’ll need an overcast day, one that is bright, but not too sunny. Find an area outdoors that has an even amount of light. This could be in the shade. Make sure there are no dapples of light, and that there are no brightly colored objects nearby (that blue swimming pool or red wagon could reflect its light on your art)
You’ll also need a digital camera with high resolution unless you have lens attachments for your smart phone and advanced training in taking photos with it.
Once you find an area of light, place your painting on a flat upright surface.
Step 2: Take a picture.
Use a tripod to hold the camera steady.
Step 3: Crop the Extras.
Step 4: Adjust the Brightness and Contrast if needed.
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In case we haven't met yet...
About the Artist (Miriam Schulman)In case we haven’t met yet, I’m a watercolor and mixed media artist. My art has been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, and I’m the founder of The Inspiration Place where I give my students stepping stones to create beautiful art as well as the emotional support they need to stay inspired.
See the art I create at schulmanArt.com or learn how to paint with me at TheInspirationPlace.net
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