How To Photograph Your PaintingsHow To Photograph Your Paintings by %projecteducate
How To Photograph Your Paintings
In this article I want to discuss a common problem that some traditional artists have. That's photographing your paintings. Whether it be for selling prints or just getting your art noticed online the importance of having paintings look great is key. If your fortunate enough to have a scanner for smaller pieces then that's great! But if your working on large canvases or paper then you can run into issues. The most common problem artists have are Glare, Blur and Color. All of which will be discussed in this article.
Anyone who has worked with acrylics and oils knows what a problem this can be when your trying to take a picture of a painting. This is not as much a issues for a artist working with watercolors
This week is exams week at my school!!! Not really looking forward to it but I only have two (one on Tuesday, the other on Thursday) so I can't complain too much. They're both exams that I will have to actually study for. Usually I remember pretty much everything important from a class and just do a quick review, but seeing as this is my first semester back, I really want to make sure I got stuff down. One test is a compilation of past quizzes with a take home 'short answer' (750-1000 words) and the other I have to memorize some images and do comparisons (all in class). Any positive vibes or prayers you can shoot my way would be much appreciated!!!
But enough boring stuff...
So, I've been working on all my Christmas presents this weekend, and plan to continue throughout this week between exams. Some of them are pretty close to being done and my hope is I'll at least have the paintings for my niece and nephews done.I'll probably wait until I get home to paint and finish the frames. They won't take too long. I don't really know what I'm going to do about my grandparents frames yet. I'm waiting until I get some money that's owed to me. Hopefully, it'll be a week before Christmas at the latest. I really need an electric miter!
I'm still thinking about some business stuff for the Studio. Prints, especially. I think I'm going to choose my most Faved painting on my DeviantArt (hemamal (dot) deviantart (dot) com) as my first batch of prints. Since we actually have a print shop here on campus I might as well save up some cash and get a few prints ready to sell. I think the biggest size I'll do for now is 8x12 for $10 and 8x8 for $6.
I also realized I really need to get back in the groove of drawing people. I tried to do an anatomical side and OOOOOhhhh boy, was it horrible!! O.O
I've found a nifty place to get some shipping supplies. Since I plan to do very different sizes, I'm planning to make my own boxes for the most part. I also think I have the design for my business cards down. I can't wait for my marketing and planning class next semester, and my painting class!!
I still have a ways to go before I'm fully confident but I'm definitely on my way!!!
That's it for now!