Hello all, I seem to have trouble photographing my paintings to make them look their best. How do you all photograph your artworks, especially to put on the web? Any details, tips or tricks would be appreciated.
BTW, I am looking into getting a professional to shoot them all, but I'm wondering if there is a better way in the meantime.
I normally get a glare when I try to photograph at high noon. What I normally do is take photos when it’s just getting dusk and edit the levels on a photo editor program to take out the blueness. Has anyone else found that noon brings too much light?
Pay attention to how much light you have and where it's coming from when taking your photos. If you're shooting outdoors, be careful not to take photos of a person when the sun is at their back. If you're grabbing a photo in front of a monument or landmark and don't have the flexibility to adjust your position you can use the camera's flash to fill in shadows. You may have to manually activate the flash, as there's a good chance that the camera will think that it's unnecessary on a bright day.
Photographing art is a skill. Photographing your artwork is the first step to digital printing for artists. While photographing artwork does not require a huge amount of gear, there are a few things that are necessities if you want the best results.