How to photograph your art
A resource created by Louise Krasniewicz
You are about to enter your art in a show. But unless you create good images of your entry, it is difficult for us to include your work in online shows as well as in a slide show of an exhibit after it is finished. It can take 10-20 minutes to correct a difficult image and with 50-100 or so entries in a show that is a lot of hours (by volunteers). So please look at these examples and try to follow the guidelines below.
So you want to enter a picture of Kitty enjoying the beach in an exhibit. Here is what your image should look like. Nice Kitty.
It will be 1000-1200 pixels on the largest size (if you don't know what this means, look here).
It will be 72 DPI (if you don't know what this means, look here).
It will be well lit, with no reflections, and will be in sharp focus.
It will NOT show the frame or anything in the background. You should crop these out (if you don't know how to do that, look here).
It will be straight on, not at an angle.
The format will be a .jpg (or .jpeg). Do NOT submit a PDF, an HEIC image, a GIF, a PNG, or a TIFF. Only a jpeg. Open your file in an image viewing program and export it as a jpeg.
It will be named according to the instructions for the show you are entering.
To demonstrate some of the problems with photographing your art, we are going to insert Kitty into actual photos entered into BAC calls for art..