Given the increasing demand for digital photography–as film-processing labs become more scarce and as fine art exhibitions move toward digital-only formats–knowing how to photograph your own work is a must. You’ll find a list of 10 Digital Photography Dos and Don’ts in the February 2011 issue of Watercolor Artist (click here to download your copy of the digital edition), but here are a few to get you started:
- Do use a tripod to get a steady shot
- Don’t photograph a painting under glass or in a frame or mat, as they can cast shadows and glare.
- Do use online resources. Webphotoschool.com and Photoflexlightingschool.com are helpful sites.
- Don’t include background clutter in the photo. Your color guide and painting should be the only elements in your image.
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