PHOTOGRAPHING 2D ART WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA
By Garry McMichael
From time to time, Art-Linx's gets a really great guest writer to discuss
topics important to our community. I definately could not pass up the
opportunity to have Garry McMichael, a professional photographer and
painter located in Saint Louis write on how to photograph your 2-D art
with a digital camera. You can use these techniques for taking a great
booth image as well.
I can't recommend using your smartphones/tablets for photographing 2D art for jury images or online sales. Yes, the image resolution is greatly improved, but there are other factors that degrade the images. This article will discuss the six mistakes that artists make
photographing their art (and booth image).
Digital "point-and-shoot" cameras are a miracle of technology. They are fully capable of taking quality photographs of your art. They automatically focus, set the exposure, easily zoom in and out and most of the time they give you great color photographs. Best of all, you can see an immediate preview of the photo and make necessary adjustments. But digital cameras are not perfect.
Here are six mistakes artists make photographing their art, and what
you can do to correct them.
- Fill the Frame
- Focus and Blur
- Glare and Reflections
Garry McMichael is a commercial photographer and painter located in
St. Louis, Missouri. A couple times a year he teaches one-day
workshops on how to photograph 2D and 3D art. For more information
on upcoming workshops visit his website www.paintstlouis.org.
You can also see Garry's paintings and photography at www.garrymcmichael.com.