HINTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK
• Set your camera to the highest quality available.
• Shoot your paintings dead square on and fill the frame as much as possible. We can crop out everything else.
• Take your paintings outside and photograph them in the shade. Indoor lighting can create unpleasant orange or blue color casts.
• To ensure crisp pictures, use a tripod. • Turn the date off!!
• Rather than look through the display screen when shooting your digital pictures, use the viewfinder because there is less likelihood of the camera moving and creating a fuzzy picture.
• Make sure no clips or easel clamps intrude into the painting, and that frames don’t cast shadows that fall onto the painting. • Then print out your entries on photographic quality paper no smaller than 8 x 5" (20 x 13 cm) size. (Some papers have a yellow tint, which impacts on the finished result. If you are unsure, it might be best to take your photo files to your local digital photolab.)
• The full- color prints must be crisp and sharp, not jagged or bitmapped, and you must be happy with the color.