Several weeks ago I took my art work to a professional photoshoot with Tom van Eynde.
I have learned that art photography is a new skillset from just taking photographs in nature or of people. There is often â€˜headstoneâ€™ effect when I try to take 2-D art work pictures. The key is to really center your work, and to have proper lighting.
Comparing my shots to those of Tom, I can see what a difference the right setup makes. There are no weird shadows and the light on the piece is nicely balanced with artificial light from both sides than the natural light photos I took.
Even smaller works, which are easier to crop and shoot, produced richer colors.
My Art Marketing class had a demonstration about how to take oneâ€™s own photos, and I plan to keep learning and experimenting, but for now I am submitting Tomâ€™s photos for calls for art.
Have you experimented with art photography? What setup works best for you?