Behind the Scenes- Art Portfolio Photoshoot & Secrets for getting good shots

The quality of documentation affects perceived quality your work.”  – Parsons Professor Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo

Once you’ve put all the hard work in to finishing your portfolio-

You’ll need pay attention to the quality of the photos you take of the Artwork 

 

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Behind the Scenes- Art Portfolio Photoshoot 2017 at Ashcan Studio 

Have them taken professionally if you can.

If you can’t,

Here are a few Tips:

  • Make sure your work is hung flat and straight on the wall and that there is

even lighting.

  • Take photographs of your work straight on (centered both vertical and

horizontal)

  • Be careful not to angle the camera above, below or from the

side.

  • Never use a flash – Use two point -even- studio lighting

or natural light from the outside.   

  • Take photographs of your work in front of a neutral background

(backdrop paper), or in some cases- on site.

  • Crop and alter the image in Photoshop or a similar

program. 

  • There should be no visible outlines, no shadows and the images

should be sharp and clear.

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