Whether you are submitting to exhibitions, creating an art portfolio, or selling your work online, photographing your work is a key part of the art making process. A great photograph not only shows off your talent, it helps viewers connect with you and your work in a matter of seconds.
For our next installment of the Business of Art, we're sharing a few tips and tricks for photographing your art. You do not need professional equipment to take quality photos of your art, but you do need to follow a few best practices.
Here are a few excellent resources for photographing your art. We hope these guides will get your work into more shows, more galleries, and into the homes of more collectors!
Cafe - Photographing Artwork: Your Essential Guide for Jury Ready Images
Will Kemp - 9 Common Mistakes when Photographing your Artwork with an iPhone
Art Prof - How to Photograph your 2D and 3D Art
Endangered! opened on August 5th to an enthusiastic crowd of nature and animal lovers, friends and family, and of course, art advocates. The Endangered theme called upon local artists to explore the idea of threats to our planet, but how they interpreted those threats moved beyond the environment.
This show embraces the somber reality of the endangered species list but also expands the concept beyond the natural world to include ways of life, values, and even laws that can be interpreted as endangered.
Endangered is a juried exhibition featuring over 40 regional artists. Winners were selected by our guest judge, photographer Patrick (Buzz) Hayes.
If you missed opening night, not to worry. We've captured the evening in the gallery of photos below and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
The exhibition will conclude on August 28th with a casual chat between exhibiting artists and the public. The Artists Talk is an opportunity to hear the story and the how-to behind the artwork in the exhibition.
Endangered is on view August 5-28. Art is available for purchase.
Hear exhibiting artists spill the tea on their works and process at our Artists Talk on August 28 from 3:00-4:00pm.
Highlights from opening night
Photos by Christopher Tolton and Jaimie Choi
written by Jaimie Choi