Taking the Photo

Cellphone or Camera

   – large file

   – it’s a digital world, take and delete what doesn’t work

Avoid glare (sun, light bulbs and flash), shadows and reflections

   –  Best on a bright cloudy day

   –  Photograph before glass

 Be at same angle as artwork

 Focus – close to work as possible

 If background to be included (jewelry, pottery, etc)

   –  Keep it neutral, plain and consistent

    –  Lightbox best

Avoid glare (sun, light bulbs and flash), shadows and reflections

   –  Best on a bright cloudy day

   –  Photograph before glass

Be at same angle as artwork

Focus – close to work

         as possible

Processing the Photo:

Edit:  – Fix vertical

Edit: Fix horizontal

Crop:   image of artwork

without mat or frame  or background

Crop:   image of artwork

without mat or frame  or background

Processing the Photo

Lighten, Darken, Shadows, Contrast, etc

Name the File

Your Name, Title, Medium, Size, Price

  • If Iphone: go to ”i” at bottom of screen – add description
  • send to computer and rename it
  • or Hold on photo / hit share / Scroll down / click Save to files /

you can then rename by clicking on file name

and then can save to downloads or pages on iCloud Drive.

  • If camera: download images on computer and rename it.
  • Save the file in a named folder

Send good quality image

For print publication: 4 x 6 300 dpi

For website: 72 dpi but send good quality,

at least 500KB

To check file size: click on “i” bottom of page

p.s. Periodically delete photos

Good Photos = Good Marketing

Linda Hubbard
SAA President at Photographer | Website

Linda is a fine art photographer who is native of New England and has lived in the Hudson River Valley for many years. “I love to capture nature’s beauty and include an element of architecture that states how humans and nature interrelate.” Hubbard currently lives in Sherman, where she curates the art shows at the Sherman Library and the Great Hollow Photographers Club Art Shows. She also co-chairs the Sherman Artists Association.  Her photographs can be purchased through her website, LindaTHubbard.com, or the LAND Gallery in Pawling, NY.  Her photo cards are available at the Old Store in Sherman, CT.  The photographs are framed and matted in various sizes and as photo cards.

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