If you have ever tried, you know photographing a painting can be a challenge. While there is not much room for subjective interpretation by the photographer, there can be technical difficulties. The finished product wants to be perfectly square to itself, but often the canvas is not. Proper camera placement is a must to minimize distortion that may occur from even the best lenses. The work must be consistently lit across the entire face of the work. Add in glare in glass, or just the medium being used (i am talking to you oil paint), and there are a lot of variables to wrestle with. You should just have me photograph your painting.
One note of consideration. Some times frames and glass present obstacles that will impact the final image we capture. This is because of shadows that can be thrown from the frame, and a limited set of options for lighting. Additionally, glass itself is another barrier between your art and my lens, and in it's own way can distort your art, particularly texture. So, if your art is framed and behind glass, I can shoot it, but you may consider removing it for a better final product.
Shoot Your Art Art documentation photography services include 3d art such as sulpture.
Reflection and glare are the twin challenges of glass and ceramics. Sometimes it's nearly impossible to eliminate, so it must be creatively integrated into the photograph. But glass and ceramic can also produce arresting images when properly approached.
As with sculpture, it's important to think ahead, to identify the elements of your work that are most important to present. Do you want your work well lit, or to convey dramatic aspects through shadow. Are there lines or curves, or other features that define a particular piece? Such questions are best thought about and discussed ahead of time, to insure fidelity to your vision.
Art and craft covers all sorts of creative endeavors. This can be a individual artistic expression, or a one of a kind item that you want to show case for sale or for other intentions.
It is important to think about context for your arts and crafts before photographing them. To properly present your work you may want a model, or a stand, or place your item on a certain back ground. Such considerations will inform the nature and challenges of the photography, and should be well planed out in advance.
I offer head shots and portrait photography as a service as well. Often artists get a request for a photograph for print or online biography. Often you don’t have one, so you go about finding one that will do. But what if you just had a decent photo on-hand for such occasion?
I also am equipped to photograph you in your working environment, or the places that you find inspiration in.
Commercial Photography has a bit of a drab reputation. But the line between art and commodity products has always been a fine one, but this division is increasingly disappearing as the movement of makers becomes a powerful market player. This trend will only accelerate as local production is enhanced through technological advances in fabrication methods. Couple with this the ability to sell across the globe in a way never before possible and the possibilities of success are astounding.
But as exciting as this time is, you still must compete with every other maker in the market, not to mention large scale manufacturing firms. I will work with you to craft images that showcase the value of your product, whatever it might be, to present what you create to the world, from customers right down the street, to half a world away.
I can work with you to develop images to show case your products and ideas to the ever expanding digitally linked world community.
i shoot video documentation for local artists in the portland oregon area