Taking a Good Photo, Part II

During my Professional Practice class in school, an artist visited my class. The artist was Jane Alden Stevens. Jane showed us how to take pictures of our work and how to use lighting correctly. When shooting 3D work, be aware that the angle you shoot at can significantly affect the way your art looks in the resulting photograph. Lighting setups for 3D Artwork: - plan, curved, medium gray background - single light source - place reflector on shadow tide (to eliminate the shadow) Two light set up - fill light is always weaker than main light Three light set up - back light can come from above or the side Lighting setups for 2D Artwork: - two lights at 45” angle to

Taking a Good Photo, Part I

During my Professional Practice class in school, an artist visited my class. The artist was Jane Alden Stevens. Jane showed us how to take pictures of our work and how to use lighting correctly. For 2D work: - resolution needs to be clear - colors need to look great - lighting can not be distracting - make sure cropping is even - saturate colors - unless the paper is part of the art, you should crop them off, if intaglio pencil lines are not important, take them off - watermark is important - do not show art crooked - make art work as big as possible without cropping anythi

Went to Final Friday

I visited the Pendleton in Cincinnati, Ohio, for Final Friday. I saw many great artists', but two really caught my eye. One was a woman by the name of Natasha Kinnari, a fine artist and instructor. She made portrait drawings and paintings that were breath takingly good. (could not find her website) Another woman, Ellen Isfort, fine artist, is another person I really liked. I had the chance to interview her and look at her beautiful art she had hanging in her gallery. You can see her art at EllenIsfort.com

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