Portfolio Tips: Part Two

If you’re crunched for time and need some helpful photography and editing tips, look no further. The calendar can be a scary thing when you have a lot of work piling up, but take a second out of your busy schedule to visit this. The site is called Empty Easel and has a ton of tips and tricks to help you photograph your artwork.

The article talks about the importance of angle, lighting, and editing your photos to make them look the best that they possibly can. One section of the article refers to the importance of placing the work in a well-lit, but not overly bright area when photographing. The author, Dan, writes that, if the photo it taken in direct sunlight, the intensity of the light will have a negative effect on the quality of the work in the photograph.

Another problem that Dan discusses is the appearance of swelling in the artwork when the picture is taken. He suggests using the zoom function on your camera and to take a few steps back from the work that you are photographing. This helps the depth to appear more natural and prevents that infuriating swelling.

There are many more tips in the article about the angles at which the photos should be taken to prevent distortion, adjusting the contrast in Photoshop, and cropping the artwork to make it look as lovely in your portfolio as it does in its physical form. My final word of advice on this post is to take a deep breath and relax, even if the calendar appears to be against you. You can do this, and your artwork will thank you for it.

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