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?