Below is a video presentation of Prof. Morel's workshop on how to photograph
your artwork. Presentation Time is 1:08 and covers lighting, metering and photographing
two dimensional artworks. If you have a slow connection, a DVD of this presentation can be found
in the art office.

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Things to Remember...

• Place the work in a position it is comfortable to work with--eye level is ideal.
• Be certain the artwork you are photographing is completely flat and perpendicular to the camera.
• Use a light meter to read how much illumination there is on the artwork.
• Get meter readings at the corners of your art to match the center reading.
• Use a higher f-stop, like 8 to improve the depth of field.
• Don't let your shadow fall on the meter.
• Move the illumination (lights) to balance the readings.
• Move the illumination to a more oblique position when photographing shiny or textured artwork.

For the Camera...

• Use a digital SLR if Possible. 10mp is an ideal resolution.
• Use a low ISO (film speed/light sensitivity) like 100 to capture better detail.
• With a kit lens (zoom) adjust the focal length to emulate a 50mm lens.
• Bracket your photos using shutter speed, making one shot a step faster, the other, slower.
• Fill the viewfinder with the artwork.
•To reduce camera shake use a tripod (always) and a timer.