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Jul 11

Posts: 1

nigpay1 says:

Photographing Artwork for Portfolio


I'm trying to photograph flat 2D artwork up to 42x29.7cm (A3) for use in an online and printed portfolio. The exact look i'm after is shown in the sample link below:

I wondered what the best/cheapest way to achieve this was, I already own an SLR, just need advice on lighting/backgrounds etc.

many thanks


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Sep 06

Posts: 1498

Re: Photographing Artwork for Portfolio

Hi Nigel, the link you have provided leads into a strange looking website. Tiny text which repels me and does not make me want to explore any further. I don't understand what connection this weird site could possibly have to your query?     Do you want to explain the connection?

To photograph your own work, lay it on the floor, scoot up the highest stepladder you can find, and take a photograph. Look at it in a photo editing programme (Photoshop CS5 is currently the dog's bollocks) then edit yer pic as required.   After doing that, come back here for any more info you need. "Pushed the slider too far? Who?? Me???"

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Nov 05

Posts: 354

donny says:

Re: Photographing Artwork for Portfolio

Take your photo as suggested then if you are using photoshop then the following link will show a basic tutorial in the type of editing you require,


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