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Old 06-25-2018, 02:51 AM
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Re: Photographing Paintings for Portfolio and Website

If you can afford professional photography, that's probably the way to go. Make sure though, that the person knows how to photograph artwork.

I had already found a resource for you when I read your comment above. But since it's something others might also appreciate (or perhaps you'll end up taking your own photographs at a later date), I'll go ahead and post it. It's a video from Saachi Gallery, advising potential gallery artists how to photograph the work they place for sale on their site, but most is general info that could help anyone. Here's the link: https://support.saatchiart.com/hc/en...ph-My-Artwork-
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Re: Photographing Paintings for Portfolio and Website

After a lifetime of working as a professional photographer i could easily do a complete portfolio that would be Magazine or Web quality. Its one of the easiest jobs out there. If you know how to control lighting and can easily work you way around editing than the latest phones can easily do the job. But if not then i suggest outdoors with a basic camera with a reasonable lens and a ND filter. (If you cant find adequate shade).
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Re: Photographing Paintings for Portfolio and Website

Just to update... I had the photos taken by a fellow artist who photographs his and his wife's artwork. He had a good quality camera and we shot outside using indirect natural light. Pics came out great, I believe. I can now assemble my portfolio on my website...

My question now is: do I really need a physical portfolio? My photographer friend said that all of his students use various websites to create and maintain their portfolios and never have an actual binder with prints in it. I would love to get my work shown in galleries, etc., but is it not possible and even preferred to simply provide a link to a website? I work in the music business and the overwhelming majority of artists now maintain a virtual press kit, which can be emailed to radio stations, festival directors, publishers, etc. It's the more convenient way to go. Is it the same in the world of the fine arts?
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Re: Photographing Paintings for Portfolio and Website

As far as I know today, you do not need a physical spec portfolio. You do, however, need business cards with your website to hand out.
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If your going to be a highly commercialised painter then hard copies in a book can help with people who havent access to a conputer at the time. If your going to be lucrative then its not neccessary.
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Lucrative would certainly be nice. And business cards are no problem - will get on that post haste. Thanks!
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